#MeToo: Alok Nath raped me, says writer-producer Vinta Nanda

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The nation woke up to the shocking news of Vinta Nanda recounting the details of the horrific night, when Alok Nath had allegedly raped her.

In the Facebook post, Nanda called the actor - popular for his roles as a stereotypical Indian father, personifying religious traditions and moral values in movies and TV shows - "alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious".

He spoke to ABP and said, "Neither am I denying this nor do I would agree with it". Actor Richa Chadha was one of many people on Twitter who were quick to put two and two together and name Nath as the person mentioned in Nanda's post.

"He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour but numerous guys would egg him on to be his worst", the writer-producer wrote about Alok Nath's bad behaviour on the sets of Tara. "I hadn't just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalised", Vinta said. I couldn't get up for my bed.

Later, she got a job to write and direct a series for Plus Channel, and again her paths crossed with Nath. One of the shows was Tara where this Sanskari lead actor would harass the lead actress.

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"I support every woman and man who is standing up for herself/himself in the #MeToo movement".

"When she complained to us, we made a decision to let him go", she wrote. When asked why she did not name Nath directly, Nanda said there was no fear but she was addressing a specific audience. She said, "I was invited to a party to this man's house, his wife, my best friend was out of town". He also said that it was "useless" to comment on such allegations as the world had become biased towards women. "We asked him to leave the sets and told him that he was not going to be on the show any longer". "In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything", he added.

The spark is actress Tanushree Dutta, who in a recent interview accused well-known Bollywood actor Nana Patekar of inappropriate behaviour on a film set 10 years ago.

"He continued to drink till the time he was called for the shot", she added, "When the moment came and the camera rolled, he felt up our female lead and very viciously".

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