As a part of the #MeToo movement, Vinta Nanda was one name amongst many other women who came and spoke out against Alok Nath, accusing him of sexual misconduct. With her case having been logged as an FRI, the writer-director has stated how she won’t be giving up, especially when she has all the support she needs.
“The FIR was lodged on Tuesday. The media got wind of it on Wednesday morning and all hell has broken loose. And I mean that in a good way. If it wasn’t for the media, my fight for justice would never have come so far. I am lucky to have such invaluable support from my friends, my family and from media persons, who have put their trust in my fight. I feel blessed,” Asian Age reports Nanda expressing.
She went on to add, “It’s not a lonely battle. I have my mother, family and several close friends with me. As for the legal battle ahead, I am very well armed and equipped. Three of the brightest young lawyers of Mumbai — Dhruti Kapadia, Faranaaz Kharbhari and Kunal Tiwari are fighting my case free of cost. They believe in my fight. Today, I can dare to face a legal battle without fearing the financial burden.”
Talking about the actor himself, the film-maker is shocked that he is still denying all allegations, despite many other coming out and speaking against him. “He is brazening it out, when he should have apologised. Instead, he got his wife to speak on his behalf. That is so sad. In our society, women still feel that standing by their husbands, no matter how wrong they are, is their dharma. Men take advantage of this unconditional spousal support.”
Expressing her reasons on speaking out now, Nanda expressed how aLl she wants is justice. “I was never in this for revenge. I want correction, not revenge. Show some remorse, show some sign of repentance. Let me know that no other woman will be violated by you the way I was. All I see right now is an attitude of defiance and shamelessness. If that’s the way it is going to be, then I’ll see my fight for justice to the end,” she explained.
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