Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Alok Nath 'Neither Denies Not Agrees' With Vinta Nanda's Account Of Rape

Alok Nath 'Neither Denies Not Agrees' With Vinta Nanda's Account Of Rape

The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) is likely to issue a show cause notice to actor Alok Nath seeking his stand on sexual harassment allegations made against him by veteran TV writer, producer and director Vinta Nanda. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it. Vinta in a post on her Facebook account has alleged the lead actor of the soap opera of sexually exploiting her back then. "When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain".

Vinta Nanda and Alok Nath have been trending after her revelation on Facebook.

"All I knew at the time was that I had to get home". She said, "I was invited to a party to this man's house, his wife, my best friend was out of town". I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long.

Nanda said she is yet to decide what her next course would be but her first instinct was to "protect" herself.

It is the escalating voices against sexual harassment across the world as part of the #MeToo wave that gave Nanda the courage to pen down the experiences which had left her "shattered".

Recently, writer and producer, Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath for raping her 19 years ago to which the Sanskari actor replied while talking to a news channel.

In the same post, without taking names, Nanda has alleged that Alok Nath was after the lead actress of the show - Navneet Nishan. When she complained to us, we made a decision to let him go.

Later, she got a job to write and direct a series for Plus Channel, and again her paths crossed with Nath. After the actress complained, Vinta removed the accused actor from the show. I empathise with Vinta for the bad pain she has gone through; it is unimaginable. "In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything", he added.

She said the "most hard part" and the "main reason" why she took so long to share the truth was because while she was working on the new series, "he asked me to come to his house again and I went to allow him to violate me". "I will be exploring things, I want to protect myself".

"He continued to drink till the time he was called for the shot", she added, "When the moment came and the camera rolled, he felt up our female lead and very viciously".

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