The #MeToo in India gained intensity as the former beauty queen and actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar and then Kangana Ranaut accused the movie Queen’s director and since then a number of actor, singers and directors are being accused.
Kangana Ranaut Against Adhyayan Suman
Adhyayan Suman spoke up that he was humiliated and shamed when he shared his story two years ago of physical and emotional abuse during his relationship with Kangana Ranaut. He also had accused Kangana of using black magic on him.
Elnaaz Norouzi against Vipul Amrutlal
Trending Netflix series ‘sacred games’ Iranian actor Elnaaz Norouzi accused director Vipul Amrutlal of subtly trying to gain sexual favors from her in pretext of casting her in Namaste England. He misbehaved and touched her inappropriately along with attempts of kissing her. This occurred several times over a period of three months of audition. She was called on location to Patiala and allegedly asked her to meet him in his room.
“He said ‘Come to my room. I will make you hear the script.’ At this point, he touched my butt, and dragged me towards himself. I dodged him, went to my room, and sat there wondering if I should just give in,” Says Norouzi. Her story was also published on Mid-day.
Tanya Paul Singh Against Harish Wadhone
The Make-up artist Harish Wadhone was fired from his duty on the sets of De De Pyaar De by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan after an assistant director, Tanya Paul Singh, accused him of harassment. Luv Ranjan called her personally and said she should have reported the matter earlier. He also said that he won’t tolerate any such behavior on the set. Tanya also shared the incident on twitter.
Sapna Bhavnani against Amitabh Bachchan
After facing backlash Amitabh Bachchan Finally on his 76th Birthday issued a supportive statement regarding #MeToo movement, in reply to which celebrity hairstylist and former Bigg Boss contestant Sapna Bhavnani slammed him for his response, which she called “the biggest lie ever” in a tweet. She further tweeted to support her argument.
Vinta Nanda Against Alok Nath
Drama serial Tara Writer Vinta Nanda’s accused Alok Nath of rape. She said that the actor raped and brutalized in her own home twice nearly 20 years ago. She shared the details of incident of her Facebook status. Alok Nath told ABP News that he can ‘neither deny nor agree with’ Ms Nanda’s allegation.
In Support to Vinta, the co-star of Alok Nath also came forward “I have seen Alok Nath behave badly when he is drunk. He was a very different person when he was not drunk. And that’s the Alok I would personally like to remember. Vinta Nanda’s account was completely horrifying. I felt very bad because it’s a known fact that Alok, very sadly, had a Jekyll and Hyde personality. Somewhere down the line, with alcohol and his chemistry, things go wrong. I have seen him behave very lecherously after he has been drunk. Even at one time, I wouldn’t say he made a pass at me, but I didn’t like the way he was looking at me. And he would never do that when he was sober,”said Soni Razdan.
He has also allegedly harassed Tara lead role actress Navneet Nishan (who also played the role of Phupo in movie tum bin) for four years.
“I support every woman and man who is standing up for herself/himself in the #MeToo movement. 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. l 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 Navneet.
Similar thing were said by actress Himani Shivpuri and actor Deven Bhojnani. Another woman anonymously alleges that Mr Nath stripped in front of her on the set of 1998 film Hum Saath-Saath Hain, on which she was a crew member.
Sandhya Mridul, best-known for her work in TV series like Swabhimaan and Koshish shared her #MeToo story on twitter and accused Alok Nath. She said that he would try and force his way into her hotel room where, he lunged at her, screaming, “I want you, you are mine.”
The allegations by Ms Mridul and the woman crew member Alok Nath had allegedly spread the word that she was difficult to work with – something Vinta Nanda says he did with her as well. These allegations were casually dismissed by Alok Nath’s lawyer as, “It normally happens,” ANI reports.