Alok Nath stripped in front of me, manhandled me

Alok Nath stripped in front of me, manhandled me

Actor Sandhya Mridul has opened up about her alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Alok Nath during the shooting of a telefilm, days after writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused him of rape. Twitter has been baying for Ms Nanda's alleged rapist Alok Nath's blood since her Facebook post last evening detailing not just the harrowing rape but also the years of isolation, depression, trauma and suffering that she endured after.

Nanda, a veteran writer-producer of the avant-garde 1990s" show "Tara, ' accused actor Alok, known for his "sanskaari" on-screen image, of sexually violating her nearly two decades ago. The latest is Sandhya Mridul, the actress who was seen in films like Page 3, Angry Indian Goddesses and Socha Na Tha among many others. He essayed her father's role in it. He created an environment in which I was made to feel threatened, so I asked the producers to release me from directing the series because I didn't want to be around where he was. "My co-star realised what was happening and got me out of there", she added. The cast went out for dinner. "I would imagine he's afraid and he is the one who needs to deal with his fear". After she sought help from the show's director of photography, Sandhya says "what ensued was traumatic because a belligerent Alok Nath refused to leave".

She wrote: "At the very start of my career, I was shooting a telefilm in Kodaikanal".

"She shared that Alok Nath later showed up at her hotel room door: ".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. When I tried to run out, he grabbed my hand and manhandled me.

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Reacting to the allegations, Nath had earlier told ABP News, "Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it". She said that no sooner had she reached her room, Nath knocked at her door in an inebriated condition. One day when he landed up at the door and cried and begged to be allowed in to sodas to me to apologise.

Congress spokesperson S Jaipal Reddy, in a press conference, said, "I think Mr M J Akbar must either offer a satisfactory explanation or resign forthwith". I dreaded the ring. She said she was so scared that she moved the hairdresser in her room permanently. It was a catch 22 situation.

"I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years, ' Nanda wrote in a long, heart-wrenching Facebook post, referring to the "predator in question" as "the actor par excellence who is known as the most "sanskaari" (cultured) person in the film and television industry". I was a nervous wreck". "I was shell-shocked; I couldn't muster the courage to speak up against him".

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