Veteran television writer, director and producer Vinta Nanda has shared an account of alleged systematic misbehaviour by a lead actor on her TV show Tara both on the set and elsewhere. In a long Facebook post, Vinta has detailed the actor being inebriated and abusive to a female actor on the sets, after which the producers fired him.
More shockingly, Vinta recounts two separate instances of being sexual assaulted by the actor. Additionally, she claims the highly popular actor used his influence to derail her career professionally and it took her 20 years to recover from the trauma of her assault.
While Vinta hasn’t named the actor directly in the post, she identifies him as a ‘sanskaari’ actor who was the lead in Tara. This seems to be a clear reference to Alok Nath and the other victim of his alleged harassment would be Navneet Nishan who played the lead character in Tara.
Read the post below.
The only reason I’m telling this story now is because I don’t want that any girl should ever fear holding the truth back.Vinta Nanda
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