Actor Alok Nath, who has been accused of rape by writer-director Vinta Nanda and has been granted anticipatory bail, has surfaced from hiding to speak, albeit conditionally.
“The honourable court and my lawyers have advised me to keep completely silent for now. In fact, I’ve been quiet throughout. Maybe some words escaped my mouth in my state of angst. But otherwise I’ve been lying absolutely low for the last three months,” said Nath.
“It is not right for me to make any comment at the moment. But yes, we [Nath and his team of lawyers] got anticipatory bail, and we’re very grateful for that. Now, when I am in a position to speak I will have a heart-to-heart with you.”
Nath did however expressed gratitude to his wife Ashu.
“She has been a pillar of strength for me. I am grateful to God that in my journey she has been my co-traveller throughout. She has been with me always. And my truth is her truth, and that’s God’s truth. So I am grateful to God for that.”
Nath says his next legal move would depend on the court order.
“I cannot pre-empt anything right now. But one thing I can tell you. This battle will reach its logical conclusion, and the truth, whatever it is, will be revealed.”