Days after actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her, a writer-producer of the 1990s’ show “Tara” fame, Vinta Nanda has now the #MeToo moment and accused actor Alok Nath of sexually abusing her almost two decades ago.
Alok is known for his roles as a stereotypical Indian father, personifying religious traditions and moral values in films and TV shows.
Vinta Nanda took to her Facebook account to share a long, heart-wrenching post in which she did not mentioned the actor’s name but virtually identified him as being “known as the most #Sanskaari (Cultured) person in the film and television industry.”
In her post, Nanda alleged that during a party the actor mixed something in her drinks and then offered her a lift to her home.
“It was usual for our group of friends from theatre to meet regularly so there was nothing unusual about my going to the party. As the evening flowed, my drinks were mixed and I began to feel strange. Then at around 2am I left his house,” she wrote.
“Nobody followed me or offered to drop me home, which was what was rather unusual. All I knew at the time was that I had to get home. I could sense it wouldn’t be right for me to stay there any longer. I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long,” she stated.
“Midway I was accosted by this man who was driving his own car and he asked me to sit in it and said he would drop me home. I trusted him and sat in his car. I have faint memory after that. I can remember more liquor being poured into my mouth and I remember being violated endlessly. When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain,” Vinita added
In her post, Vinita also cleared that why she was silent for so many years.
“The only reason I’m telling this story now is because I don’t want that any girl should ever fear holding the truth back,” Vinta said.
Here is her full FB post.
Soon after this news broke, many celebrities like Richa Chadha, Swara Bhasker, Mini Mathur and Divya Dutta among others took to their respective Twitter accounts to express shock.
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) October 9, 2018
Heart wrenching. https://t.co/myVEYDAfTu
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 8, 2018
For heavens sake. To think someone as avante garde & ballsy as @vintananda went through this torture and couldn’t speak up for 19 years!!! This makes me so sad & angry..#Sanskari my chappal!! https://t.co/i0QN7GsDU7
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) October 8, 2018
Two weeks ago, Tanushree accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of film “Horn OK Please” 10 years ago.