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‘Tara’ Lead Actor Accused of Sexual Assault by Producer

09 October 2018, 06:10 | Regina Holmes

#MeToo: Tara writer Vinta Nanda accuses 'most sanskaari' actor of rape, netizens want Alok Nath jailed

Not Me But Someone Else Would Have Done Alok Nath On Rape Allegation

Alok Nath, famous as the "sanskaari bapuji" from family dramas, told ABP News that he neither 'denies nor agrees with Vinta Nanda's allegations and that 'only what a woman says will be considered'.

In a statement to NDTV, she said, "I support every woman and man who is standing up for herself/himself in the #MeToo movement". According to a NewsMinute report, the actor, speaking to a news channel, said: "It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it".

"While I was working on this new series, he asked me to come to his house again and I went to allow him to violate me", she said, "I needed the job and didn't want to leave it since I needed the money. As for the matter, if it has come out, it will be stretched".

But he had another unacceptable and probably sexist views on it, "However, we only have to hear to women's stand because they are considered weak (sic)". Vinta had shared her horrific experience through her Facebook post, after which many on Twitter and Facebook has condemned the actor. But calls and messages went unanswered. Earlier on Monday, the writer-producer posted a long post on Facebook where she accused Alok Nath of sexually violating her for nearly two decades ago.

Reacting to Nanda's allegations, Cine And TV Artistes' Association or CINTAA official and actor Sushant Singh tweeted that Nath would be sent a show cause notice asking him to explain why he should not immediately be expelled from the film body.

She did not name Mr. Nath but referred to her attacker as "the most Sanskaari (cultured) person", a sobriquet attached with the actor courtesy his on-screen image.

Nanda also urged people "who have suffered at the hands of predators, to come out and say it aloud".

Displaying his ignorance about gender dynamics further, Alok stated that it was no use reacting to allegations because, in today's time, only women's stories are taken into consideration.

Vinta Nanda, a veteran writer-producer of the avant-garde 1990s' show "Tara" fame, has accused actor Alok Nath - known for his "sanskaari" on-screen image - of sexually violating her nearly two decades ago. "In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything".

Vinita took to her Facebook handle to share the details of the incident that took place almost two decades ago.

"I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years", Nanda wrote.

"All I knew at the time was that I had to get home. I did not plan anything", she added.

He has also advised Nanda to file a formal complaint as he promised full support.

"It will not stop now and it should not stop". He "continued to drink" till the time of his shot and just when the camera began to roll, he "very viciously felt up" their female lead.

Not too long afterwards, she said, she found herself on the same set as Nath again when he joined a TV show Nanda was directing. I've spoken openly and I'm not ashamed.

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