BizAsiaLive.com reported that Alok Nath had been accused of rape and sexual harassment by a veteran TV producer and writer, Vinta Nanda. The actor has since responded.
According to Indian Express, Nath said, “At one time she used to be such a good friend… today she said such a big thing. In a way, it was me who made her what she is. It is useless to react on the allegations as in today’s world whatever a woman says, only that will be considered. In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything”. The producer hadn’t mentioned Nath’s name in the Facebook post she laid out the allegations in, incidentally.
Nath is known for the roles he’s played a father in many films such as 1989’s ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and 1994’s ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, to name a few. He also appeared in a show called ‘Tara’ with well-known actress Navneet Nishan who has since spoken out against Nath too, stating that she had dealt with harassment from him for years.
“I empathise with Vinta for the terrible pain she has gone through; it is unimaginable. I dealt with the four year harassment by slapping the man in question and it is done and dusted. I suffered the loss of the show and was further shamed by the man through media and I endured that. I fought my battles there and then. I am immensely glad that the power trip and sexual dominance coming from this power is being called out. It is high time,” said the actress, who has also appeared on the big screen in hits like ‘Raja Hindustani’ (1996) and ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’ (1993).
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