A third claim recently came forward as a crew member of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain stepped forward. While she chose to remain anonymous, she has alleged the popular actor, Alok Nath, to have sexually harassed her by stripping in front of her as well as inappropriately touched her while they were on the film set, almost two decades ago.
During an exclusive interview with an Indian publication, the woman shared her horrible experience.
“We were shooting for a night scene and I had taken a change of costumes to him. Once I handed him the clothes, he started stripping in front of me. I was taken aback and tried to make my way out of the room as soon as possible. When I tried to run out, he grabbed my hand and manhandled me. I remember yanking my hand out of his grip and rushing out of the room,” she recalled.
The woman also added that she could not muster the courage to report him to the director, Sooraj Barjatya. “I was shell-shocked; I couldn’t muster the courage to speak up against him. He was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly.”
She also revealed that she stopped working in the industry after the incident.
Prior to this, Indian actress Sandhya Mridul, who has appeared in block busters like Page 3 has also accused Alok Nath of harassing her. In a tweet she gave details non the incident and describes the horrible feeling she endured as a result.
“I had to forgive you for myself then and for my sanity, but I will never forgive you for what you did with Vinta whom I have always loved and respected. I stand by you Vinta, what I went through is nothing compared to you. I am so sorry,” she tweeted.
— Sandhya Mridul (@sandymridul) October 10, 2018
After Sandhya Mridul, another actress Deepika Amin also came forward to shared her story of being harassed by the veteran actor.
Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. #metoo
— Deepika Amin (@amindeepika) October 10, 2018
The series of claims against Nath started when Vinta Nanda, a veteran writer-producer accused actor Alok Nath of sexually violating her almost 20 years ago.
His wife was my best friend. We were in and out of each other’s homes, we belonged to the same group of friends, most…
Above all this, Alok Nath has denied Vinta’s accusation. He stated that it is an attempt to ruin his image. “I didn’t expect such an allegation to come from her. In a way, it was me who made her what she is. It is absurd and a ploy to sabotage my image,” he said.
Nath is yet to comment on the other three allegations.
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