‘Dil Bechara’ (2020) wooed the audience with its 24th July premiere. In the aftermath, past #MeToo rumors have surfaced. Reports stated that Sanjana Sanghi was put in uncomfortable situations on the sets and co-actor Swastika Mukherjee has clarified that no such instance took place.
Talking to Pinkvilla, Mukherjee said, “See we were not shooting exactly around the time when these allegations surfaced. And I got a lot of calls during that time from various people and from the media. But it was so shocking for me because, I have never seen anything like this happening on the sets. If you are constantly working with people over 2 months, you will hear something, see something. You will have a little bit of knowledge of something that is going on..you cannot be completely unaware. Because I played Sanjana’s mother in the film, we were always together. Also, you know, we all used to have dinner together.. the vibe was very positive and friendly on the sets. I never really felt uncomfortable with the crew or the cast. I have never seen Sanjana also feeling uncomfortable or else I would have understood. It was very weird and quite shocking. A lot of people when asked me about Mukesh (Chhabra) .. Am a woman, if there was something that was going on, as a woman I would get the vibe. And feel little bit of discomfort on the set or around people against whom the allegations has surfaced. But no, nothing.”
‘Dil Bechara’ was Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial debut.