That well-known actor raped me: Vinta Nanda

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

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

But calls and messages went unanswered.

In the same post, without taking names, Nanda has alleged that Alok Nath was after the lead actress of the show - Navneet Nishan. While the CINTAA indicated they may issue Nath a show-cause notice, the PGI said they were committed to providing "safe workplaces".

Asked about his "sanskaari" image, Alok said: "What do I have to do with people?"

Nanda's suggestive remarks that ironically, the "predator in question" is the "most sanskaari" person in the industry, were enough to point the finger at Nath - who is known for his on-screen image of being a stereotypical father and father-in-law, and upholder of religious traditions and moral values.

ABP News reported that while Nath acknowledged the #MeToo movement, he said that his "image" should be left alone.

"At one time she used to be such a good friend... today she said such a big thing".

Navneen said that she empathises with the "terrible pain" Nanda has gone through.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday said actor Alok Nath's "casual" attitude in responding to allegations of sexual assault "shows the mentality of such men who believe they would be let off easily". "In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything", he said.

Nanda's long Facebook post continued, "All I knew at the time was that I had to get home". Silence is risky. I became silent, due to which I had to suffer so much. She claimed that when she refused to perform an intimate dance with him and was about to leave the set, he called members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena to intimidate her.

Vinta Nanda joined a #MeToo movement by sharing a terrifying post on Facebook last night, in which she shared about frightful experience during shoot of Tara and rape incident.

According to Nanda, she was encouraged by the #MeToo movement and made a decision to share her story as it was "a now or never" moment for her.

"It will not stop now and it should not stop. Women should not afraid to speak".

She goes on to describe her nervous breakdown after the second assault: "I tried to pick up the threads of my life but channels and networks and sets and rehearsals started to freak me out". "I hadn't just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalized". I was blaming myself that why I was so bold, why I was so open... The movies and films throughout years have portrayed non-consensual advances, harassment and stalking as love, and women and men through generations have internalised it. "The environment is very enabling now, it wasn't like this before, when I talked about it before, they told me to not talk about it". The man who has done this to me is the one who should feel ashamed.

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