Several new allegations made by women across industries are flooding social media exposing eminent men of the society
October has become a month of the Revelation since countless women have burst out with their pent-up frustration against men of power. Since the ice-breaking action taken by actress Tanushree Dutta by accusing co-actor Nana Patekar and director Vivek Agnihotri of sexual harassment and misconduct, the list of celebrity men accused of rape and harassment has been never-ending.
The famous names that have come out in this context are terribly shocking. Though none of these allegations are proven yet, the magnanimity of the movement has undoubtedly raised serious questions against the long-drawn issue of women’s safety in their workplace. Here are some of the personalities whose names are under the controversies of the #metoo movement.
Veteran writer producer, Vinta Nanda has accused actor Alok Nath of rape by posting a Facebook status on Monday. She writes, “ I can remember more liquor poured into my mouth and I remember being violated endlessly… I hadn’t just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalised”, recalling the incidents during the 90s tv show Tara.
Actor Navneet Nishant has confirmed the character of Mr Alok Nath when she admits to have slapped Alok Nath after his repeated act of harassment. Cine and Tv Artists’ Association (CINTAA) member Sushant Singh has tweeted in support of Ms Nanda and advised her to file report against the “vile creature”.
M. J. Akbar
Minister of state for External Affairs, Mr Akbar has been alleged by a senior journalist, Priya Ramani, of sexual misconduct in a hotel room. The alleged minister, who has held the position of the editor of several leading publications, has zipped his mouth in this matter and currently in Nigeria with a business delegation. The ministry has pledged not to talk about the matter, where the opposition leaders are slamming the failure of Modi government’s “beti bachao, beti padhao” movement and calling this accusation as a “Harvey Weinstein moment for India”.
AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba have distanced themselves from the sensational comedy group of All India Backchod after the company received several accusations of sexual misconduct against their members Khamba, Utsav Chakraborty. Mr Bhat issued an apology and immediately deleted all the videos of Utsav Chakraborty but the fact that they were aware of the ill-behaviours of their group members and still didn’t take any action against them has hugely harmed the reputation and future of AIB.