After Tara producer, Hum Saath Saath Hain crew member accuses Alok Nath of sexual harassment
It didn’t take social media long to join the dots after reading Tara producer’s shattering account of rape and violation from nearly 20 years ago. In a social media post, she accused actor Alok Nath of raping her. Now, a crew member of Hum Saath Saath Hum (1999) has come to the forefront and accused Alok Nath of sexually harassing her.
On the basis on anonymity, she gathered courage and narrated the entire incident to Mid-Day. She said, “We were shooting for a night scene and I had taken a change of costumes to him. Once I handed him the clothes, he started stripping in front of me. I was taken aback and tried to make my way out of the room as soon as possible. When I tried to run out, he grabbed my hand and manhandled me. I remember yanking my hand out of his grip and rushing out of the room.” The victim in question here also mentioned that she could not report Alok Nath’s misbehaviour to Sooraj Barjatya (producer of the film) as the actor was close to him.
She stated that that particular incident scarred her to an extent where she made a decision to stay off from the glamour world. “I don’t actively do movies anymore. The course of my career changed [after this episode],” she added. Concluding the chat with tabloid, the lady lauded Vinta Nanda for putting a brave front by opening up about the actor. “I am glad CINTAA is taking action against him. I salute Vinta’s courage; I wish I could show the same courage, but life has come way past it and I can’t put my family through this,” she said.
Meanwhile, Sushant Singh, who is general secretary of the Cine & TV Artists Association (CINTAA), has assured Tara producer that they will send a show cause notice to Alok. The woman hailed the move and said, “I am glad CINTAA is taking action against him. I salute her courage; I wish I could show the same courage, but life has come way past it and I can’t put my family through this.”