The co-founder of one of the biggest celebrity management agencies in India, Anirban Das Blah, attempted suicide after being blamed of sexual harassment.
The co-founder of KWAN Entertainment, which has administered actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the past, was reportedly saved by police from jumping off a bridge in Vashi. The police had received a warning that he intended to commit suicide.
According to Police, Anirban was climbing over the barricades of the bridge when they caught hold of him. They said that he was crying moreover looked extremely disturbed and depressed,” an official said.
Anirban was told to step down by Kwan earlier this week once he was accused of sexual harassment by numerous women on a #MeToo thread on social media.
The entertainment and marketing company told in a statement that the past few days have been very distressing to everyone in the light of the #MeToo movement and it has pushed them all to take a step back and introspect whether each of them are doing enough to create a healthy and safe environment.
India’s #Metoo movement has been gaining grip with several women calling out powerful men in government, Bollywood and the media.
The cause appears to have been actress Tanushree Dutta, who accused well-known Bollywood actor Nana Patekar of inappropriate behavior on a film set 10 years ago.
Since then a slew of popular Bollywood figures have been accused of sexual misbehavior, including Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan and Alok Nath. All have denied the claims.