Alok Nath accused of rape by director, TV veteran dismisses claims as absurd

Filmmaker Vinta Nanda, who famously produced and wrote hit Indian TV serial from the mid-90s Tara, has accused the present’s actor Alok Nath of rape and harassment.

Alok Nath is a veteran Indian actor, who has usually performed the classy household patriarch in TV serials and movies.

In a Fb publish yesterday, Nanda alleged that Alok Nath raped her, harassed Tara’s feminine lead and broken each their careers. Within the publish, she doesn’t explicitly identify Alok Nath, as a substitute figuring out him as an actor in Tara and “essentially the most #Sanskaari (Cultured) individual within the movie and tv trade.” She later confirmed to IANS that she was referring to Alok Nath.

Alok Nath has responded to Nanda’s allegations, saying to information channel ABP Information: “Neither I’m denying this nor do I’d agree with it. It (rape) will need to have occurred, however another person would have carried out it. Properly, I don’t wish to speak a lot about it as for the matter if it has come out, it is going to be stretched.”

He went on to say that “at one time she was once such a superb pal… in the present day she stated such an enormous factor. In a approach, it was me who made her what she is. It’s ineffective to react on the allegations as in in the present day’s world no matter a lady says, solely that will probably be thought-about. In such a state of affairs, it might be flawed to say something.”

In her Fb publish, Nanda stated that Alok Nath harassed Tara’s feminine lead and molested her on set when he found that he was being dismissed because of her complaints. A while later, he allegedly tried to get the feminine lead fired and himself rehired on the present. Nanda stated that resisting the channel administration’s calls for led to her present’s cancellation and the shutdown of her manufacturing firm. Tara was broadcast on ZEE TV.

Nanda additionally shared that Alok Nath “brutalised” at her personal residence after providing to drop her residence from a celebration. She stated that regardless of being traumatised by the expertise, she discovered work writing and directing a TV serial for one more channel. Nonetheless, Alok Nath managed to get a task in her serial, because of which she requested to be relieved from directorial duties and solely write the present to keep away from working with him. She shares that Alok advised her to “come to his home once more and I went to permit him to violate me. I wanted the job and didn’t wish to go away it as I wanted the cash.”

She goes on to explain her nervous breakdown after the second assault: “I attempted to select up the threads of my life however channels and networks and units and rehearsals began to freak me out. I continued to jot down, however the couple of occasions that I pushed myself and located the braveness to pitch for exhibits, I’d break down throughout conferences. Lastly, I gave up.”

She stated it took her twenty years to heal and she or he has waited 19 years to inform her story, including that “The couple of occasions that I wrote about what I had gone by created extra issues as a result of I finished getting work.”

Movie physique Cine And TV Artistes’ Affiliation or CINTAA has promised to again Nanda and has despatched a present trigger discover asking him to clarify why he shouldn’t instantly be expelled from the movie physique:

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