Alok Nath Stripped in Front of Me and Manhandled Me: Hum Saath Saath Hain Crew Member has revealed to Mid-day...
It was just yesterday that Vinta Nanda, a veteran writer-producer of the 1990s' famous show "Tara", opened up about her alleged rape by actor Alok Nath. And this morning another shocking about the actor's misconduct with a female crew has come to the forefront.
In an interview with Mid-Day, a crew member from "Hum Saath Saath Hain" has alleged Alok Nath of misbehaving with her on the sets of Sooraj Barjatya's family drama film that released in 1999.
The woman's identity has not been revealed because she wishes to stay anonymous.
Recalling the horrific moment, she revealed that the incident took place during the last schedule of the film in Mumbai.
She stated, "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."
Though shocked and traumatised at the turn of events, the survivor added that she refrained from reporting the incident to Sooraj Barjatya, the producer-director of the film. "I was shell-shocked; I couldn't muster the courage to speak up against him. He was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly."
"I don't actively do movies anymore. The course of my career changed [after this episode]. But Vinta's post brought it all back."
"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," concluded the survivor.