Veteran actor popularly known as ‘sanskaari’ babuji, Alok Nath has been accused of raping writer-producer Vinta Nanda twice.
And in support, joined Sandhya Mridul accusing him of sexual harassment and a female crew member of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ sharing her nightmarish experience of working with him.
Alok Nath’s screen daughter Renuka Shahane thanks her stars. “My God! I am so glad I wasn’t on any outdoor with him ever”, says Shahane.
“My experience working with Alok Nath has been very good but I have heard that he has two faces. People say that he can’t really handle his drinks. When he is drunk, he becomes a totally different person. His Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde personality is known to his colleagues. I heard many such incidents after I had finished working with him in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and tele-serial ‘Imtihaan’, in which he played my father”, says the actress.
Adding to the list, actress Deepika Amin has accused Alok Nath of harassment.
She recounts how during an outdoor shoot for a telefilm Nath tried to barge into her room. She wrote on social media, “Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. I was quite young but I still remember vividly how horrible he was.”
Deepika, who recently worked with Nath in a movie said that his behaviour was better on the sets. “But recently on the shoot of Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety he was quiet and subdued . Maybe he has changed? Maybe because the director Luv Ranjan made it clear he wouldn’t tolerate bad behaviour. But after reading Vinta Nanda’s heartbreaking account I felt I had to support her. BELIEVE WOMEN . They have everything to lose by speaking out. #IbelieveyouVintaNanda #metoo #Timesup,” she wrote.
Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. #metoo
— Deepika Amin (@amindeepika) October 10, 2018
Earlier, Alok Nath has denied Vinta’s allegations and said “In the current situation, if a women accuses a man, no one will consider to listen to a man’s version so it’s useless to react. I know her(Vinta Nanda) very well. I would not like to comment on it. She has the right to put forward her thoughts. Right now, I am trying to come to terms with the whole thing. Will comment later.”
According to latest reports, the actor is all set to take legal action against Vinta.