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Alok Nath Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Indian actor Sandhya Mridul, who has done films such as Page 3, Angry Indian Goddesses and Socha Na Tha, has come out in support of filmmaker Vinta Nanda’s rape allegations against actor Alok Nath and shared a harrowing story of her own.

Sandhya share with HuffPo India a detailed account of an incident from years ago, when Alok attacked her while they were shooting together for a show.

“At the very start of my career, I was shooting a telefilm in Kodaikanal. I was the lead. And very excited. Alok Nath was my on-screen father and Reema Lagoo my mother,” she said.

“I was a huge fan of this wonderful Babuji. I felt so fortunate happy and confident. Till one night after an early pack up. The cast went out for dinner. At dinner he got progressively drunk and started insisting I sit with him and that I belonged to him and other stuff that I don't clearly remember but it made me very nervous and uncomfortable. My co-star realised what was happening and got me out of there,” Mridul added.

The actor continued, “We went back to the hotel without dinner. It was late and I was back in my room and the costume dada came to my room to give me my clothes for the next day as I had a very early call time. Few minutes after he left there was a knock on my door I opened the door thinking it was him again… it was an inebriated Alok Nath I instinctively tried to shut the door but he pushed it and lunged at me, I stepped aside he went flying past me into the room .. I fell back toward the bathroom door he lunged at me again screaming I want you you're mine .. I dodged again he went into the bathroom and I think I latched the loo door and ran out of my room down the corridor into the lobby. Fortunately, my DoP was there making a call from the reception.”

Mridul further said, “It didn't stop there .. every evening he would drink and every night calls were made to my room. I dreaded the ring.. I had to keep it off the hook most of the times. But then he would come calling. It was a catch 22 situation. I had the hairdresser moved in to my room permanently. I was a nervous wreck.”

The actor further urged, “Don't be ashamed. Don't be scared. Don't bury. Don't let it fester. And corrode your soul. Let's Speak. Let's keep this fire going.”

Indian director Vinta Nanda who wrote and produced hit TV serial 'Tara' has earlier alleged that veteran actor Alok Nath.

In a Facebook post, Nanda alleged that Alok Nath raped her and harassed Tara's female lead. The veteran actor is famous for his roles as a traditional Indian father, personifying cultural traditions and moral values  TV shows and Films.

  • Aok Nath
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  • Sandhya Mridul
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