As the #MeToo movement gains momentum in India, veteran TV writer, producer and director Vinta Nanda, in a detailed Facebook post narrated how she was raped and sexually abused by one of the most influential actors in Bollywood and TV nineteen years ago.
The ‘sanskaari actor’, as she calls him, was a drunkard and was pursuing the lead actress of a popular 90’s TV serial Tara.
Though Vinta has not directly taken the name of the person who humiliated her physically, reactions on social media overflowing with support for Vinta Nanda stated that the person is none other than Bollywood and TV’s popular senior actor, Alok Nath.
Alok Nath as we know, has acquired the ‘sanskaari’ tag by playing a series of virtuous and honorable father figures. Now, Twitter is buzzing with calls for him to be prosecuted and jailed.
Soon after Nanda’s revelations, celebrities extended their support to the Tara producer.
Check out the tweets here:
— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) October 8, 2018
Such a sick guy man!
— Ridhima Pandit (@PanditRidhima) October 9, 2018
I literally froze after reading this post.. This is soo heart wrenching!!! Its making me sad and angry at the same time. More power to you #VintaNanda I hope you get your justice. https://t.co/IcKF7gUA26
— Simmran K Mundi (@SimrankMundi) October 8, 2018
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) October 9, 2018
Heart wrenching. https://t.co/myVEYDAfTu
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 8, 2018
For heavens sake. To think someone as avante garde & ballsy as @vintananda went through this torture and couldn’t speak up for 19 years!!! This makes me so sad & angry..#Sanskari my chappal!! https://t.co/i0QN7GsDU7
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) October 8, 2018
Vinta,you are a very brave woman. What terrible trauma u have gone through.Truly require courage to scratch that wound again & rakeup the incident after so long.more courage to u&women who are speaking up -this will stop(hopefully)men from EVER trying to abuse a women at her work pic.twitter.com/pT50XBbKj5
— poonam dhillon ੴ (@poonamdhillon) October 9, 2018
Very heart-wrenching reactions coming from the TV fraternity!!
We will keep you updated on more developments in this big #TV’sMeTooMoment of Vinta Nanda.