Alok Nath

Tara writer accuses Alok Nath of raping her

MNA Entertainment Desk: Writer Vinta Nanda accused actor Alok Nath of sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions 19 years ago when they worked together on the sets of the 1993 TV show Tara, reported news agency.

Nanda detailed the account on Facebook in which she referred to her attacker as “the most sanskaari (cultured) person,” before naming Nath the next day.

Nanda alleged that Nath sexually assaulted her on more than one occasion after he was fired from the 1993 show for misbehaving with its lead actor, Navneet Nishan. Recounting her ordeal, Nanda said Nath’s wife was her best friend and that Nath, who played Deepak Seth in the soap opera, harassed Nishan and that “he would mess with her on the sets and everyone would be silent” as he was a big television star in the 90s.

Nishan also came out to support Nanda and said that she ended years of harassment by Nath on the sets by slapping him.

According to Nanda, she was encouraged by the #MeToo movement and decided to share her story as it was “a now or never” moment for her. She has not decided on her future course of action and is meeting advisers regarding that.

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