After an anonymous woman had shared her ordeal on Twitter via writer and comic, Mahima Kukreja that filmmaker Subhash Ghai spiked her drink and raped her, a molestation complaint has been filed against director Subhash Ghai by Television actor and model Kate Sharma.
While addressing the media after filing the complaint, Kate told ANI, “He called me to his house on August 6. There were about five to six people at his house and in front of everybody, he asked me to give him a massage. It was shocking for me but I respected his seniority and agreed. I massaged him for two to three minutes and then went to the washroom to wash my hand. He followed me to there. He then took me to his room saying that he wanted to talk to me about something. However, he grabbed me and tried to kiss and hug me.”
When she requested to leave, she said Ghai threatened her. “I told him that I wanted to leave. He then threatened me and said that he will not launch me if I do not stay with him for the night”, Sharma said.
Reacting to the complaint, Ghai called himself a great supporter of #MeToo movement but is grieved that people are trying to harm his reputation. “I am surely a grt supporter of d metoo movement n women empowerment bt hope that those taking undue advantage of the movement do not end up diluting it 4their own short time fame. I feel grief if some one trying 2harm my reputation. Any way my lawyers will take care of matter”, he tweeted.
I am surely a grt supporter of d metoo movement n women empowerment bt hope that those taking undue advantage of the movement do not end up diluting it 4their own short time fame.
I feel grief if some one trying 2harm my reputation.Any way my lawyers will take care of matter
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) October 14, 2018
Apart from him, names like Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl and Nana Patekar have came up in #MeToo movement. The #MeToo in India gained momentum after actress Tanushree Dutta named Nana Patekar few weeks ago for allegedly harassing her on the sets of 2008 film ‘Horn OK Pleassss’.