In the wake of the 'Me Too' movement that ignited in the Indian film industry following Tanushree Dutta's allegations on Nana Patekar and others, popular 90s show producer Vinta Nanda opened up in a Facebook post narrating the details of the horrific incident she suffered back in the 90s. Although Nanda did not name the predator she did call him the 'TV actor of the decade' due to which it did not take people on social media long enough to connect the dots. Soon, Alok Nath became the talk of the social media with many people calling for prosecution. Popular celebrities also extended their support by tweeting through their handles.
Now, Vinta, in a press conference held on October 9, shared details of the incident saying she waited 19 years for this moment. "He is obviously disempowered or he's not powerful. You need guts to come out and say yes this happened and I am sorry for it. He's not given denials even in 2003, 04 and 2005 when I talked about it or wrote about it in the media. Published it so he's not in any position to deny it today but the fact that he's doing it I would imagine that he's afraid and he's the one to deal with his fear. I am fearless today because I let it out. For the first time in 20 years, I am being fearless like I used to feel at the time before this happened."
Talking about when the incident first took place and why she didn't react the way she is doing right now, she said, "Not a single person asked him about what he has done and this matter was brushed under the carpet. I knew I had to compartmentalise my life and then move on." Vinta's social media post went viral within an hour raking huge response, to this she, said, "When I put that post on Facebook, I had no idea that it will get such a massive reaction. The intention was to put it out of my chest and get it out there. But the reaction I have received, it is very motivating and encouraging. Without that support, I wouldn't have had the courage to talk about this. My intention to write the post was to let the women know that silence is more dangerous than the act itself and if you don't share your sufferings then it will keep up building inside you so go out there, accuse them and make sure that they get punished for what they have done because this life is precious."
Veteran actor Alok Nath, who has switched off his phone and asked the security outside his residence in Mumbai to beef up and not let any media personnel inside, neither accepted or denied the allegations while speaking to a media outlet. After the accusations of rape on Alok Nath, CINTAA has decided to send a show cause notice to the actor.
'Tara' is an Indian soap opera that aired on Zee TV channel, based on the trials and tribulations, the joys and sorrows of the main character, Tara. The series was known as the first ever Indian soap on contemporary urban women and was the first Hindi language drama series that ran for about 5 years. Alok Nath and Navneet Nishan were the lead actors of the show.
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