In the most shocking revelation that has come with the re-emergence of the #MeToo movement in India, writer-producer Vinta Nanda has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago. The two were working together in a show called Tara that used to air on Zee TV, and Vinta also claimed that Alok had misbehaved with the lead actress of the show, Navneet Nishan. Vinta had shared her horrific experience through her Facebook post, after which many on Twitter and Facebook has condemned the actor. #MeToo India Strikes Most Sanskari Babuji; of Bollywood! Shobha Sant Calls Alok Nath a ‘Monster’!
Now in an interview given to ABP News, Alok Nath had talked about the rape allegations. But instead of either apologising or denying the whole incident, the actor merely shoved aside the allegations. He said that people can say what they want but he won't accept or deny it, as he doesn't want things to get stretched.
This is what Alok Nath had to say, "Kuch to log kahenge. Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Well, I do not want to talk much about it as for the matter if it has come out, it will be stretched. We only have to hear to women's stand because they are considered weak." #MeToo Shocks Bollywood! Mallika Dua Joins TV Writer in Accusing the Most Sanskari Babuj of Rape!
He continued to add that these allegations and the outrage it caused are just absurd. Alok, known for his sanskaari characters in films like Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hai and Vivah, added, "People will say anything to spoil the image. Leave my image, whatever has been said, it is absurd."
He also claimed that Vinta Nanda had once been a good friend of his and he claims the credit of making her "big". Alo Nath said, "At one time she used to be such a good friend... today she said such a big thing. In a way, it was me who made her what she is. It is useless to react on the allegations as in today's world whatever a woman says, only that will be considered. In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything."
We are sure that Alok Nath's dismissive stance will not go down well with the supporters of the #MeToo movement.