Rape Accused Actor Alok Nath To Play A Judge In A Film On #MeToo
Guess what? Alok Nath will now be seen essaying the role of a judge condemning child molestation and sexual abuse in a film revolving around the #MeToo movement, reports Mumbai Mirror. Last year when the #MeToo movement took Bollywood by storm actor Alok Nath was accused of rape by one of his colleagues Vinta Nanda.
#MainBhi Film featuring Alok Nath
In October 2018, TV producer-writer Vinta Nanda accused actor Alok Nath of sexual harassment and raping her twice about 20 years ago while they were shooting their TV show, Tara. Nanda’s revelation was shocking for the entire fraternity, eventually, she filed a criminal case against Nath. Afterwards, several other actresses, including Himani Shivpuri and Sandhya Mridul, also accused the veteran actor of misconduct. Nath, however, has denied all such claims.
The current film is titled #MainBhi (#MeToo in Hindi), and is directed by Nasir Khan and shot in Bhopal. Talking about the film, the 62-year-old actor told the Mirror, “I’m not doing any films at the moment. This was something I shot for a while ago. Is there a problem? You sound sad that I’m doing a film. It’s a puny role for poor producers, let it release.”
He added, “Is there a problem? You sound sad that I’m doing a film. It’s a puny role for poor producers, let it release.”
#MainBhi also features actors Khalid Siddiqui, Shawar Ali, Imran Khan, Sonali Raut, Mukesh Khanna and Shahbaz Khan.
Highlighting the importance of the film, Siddiqui told Mirror, “The film deals with child molestation, a subject that hasn’t been tapped on-screen often, particularly with regard to boys. My character, along with the other, are affected by incidents that change our lives. We hope the film starts a debate on the subject.”
CINTAA and Others rebelled
Following the incident last year, SheThePeople.TV reached out to Sushant Singh, executive member of CINTAA, to know more about the issues.
“#MeToo movement has finally begun, course-correction too shall happen. Perpetrators must be held accountable by their fraternity,” Singh said.
So far, Twitter users have been highly critical of this news:
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