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#MeToo: Ajay Devgn's Make-Up Artist Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Assistant Director; Here's How Actor Reacted

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Tanya Paul Singh in a Twitter post few days ago alleged that while she was busy with headphones on, looking at the monitor during her shoot, Harish Wadhone touched her back on the pretext of giving her a massage.
  • She took up the matter with the producer Luv Ranjan, who asked why she hadn't informed him earlier and let Ajay Devgn know about it.

While the popular celebrities have been named and shamed in the ongoing #MeToo movement, some of the lesser-known ones' names are also coming out for the wrong reasons. The latest to face the heat is Ajay Devgn's make-up artist named Harish Wadhone. An assistant director, Tanya Paul Singh, working on the actor's film 'De De Pyaar De' has accused Harish of touching her inappropriately on the sets of the movie.  

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Tanya, in a Twitter post few days ago, alleged that while she was busy with headphones on, looking at the monitor during a shoot, Harish touched her back on the pretext of giving her a massage and moved his hands from her neck to her tailbone.The touch didn't seem right, and it was not possible for her to 'turn around' or 'slap him' as she was in the middle of the shot, says the assistant director. When she returned after going across to the director, she says she was shocked when Harish said she should thank him for the massage.

Tanya stopped greeting him after the incident, but then she claims on another occasion, he would lean on to her chair, and she could feel his finger on her back. When the AD made an intern stand behind her to stall him as she was 'scared', the make-up artist had the audacity to move her away to be able to lean on her, Tanya wrote. She took up the matter with the producer Luv Ranjan, who asked why she hadn't informed him earlier and let Ajay know about it. The two of them decided to fire him from the film.

Later, Tanya claims three women thanked her for her action as they agreed he was 'sleazy', but felt not much could've been done about it as he was the oldest in Ajay's team. The AD later thanked Ajay, Luv and the other members of the team for supporting her and taking action.

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The assistant director had earlier accused Adnan Shaikh, who was termed director Ahmed Khan's protege, of sexual misconduct, saying he had tugged at her bra strap and its hook, in a meeting involving 7-8 members on the sets of 'Baaghi 2.'

 

 

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