Bollywood actor Alok Nath was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA), weeks after writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused him of raping her 19 years ago.
“In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Executive Committee of CINTAA has decided to expel him from the Association,” the association wrote on Twitter.
As the #MeToo Movement gained momentum in India, Nanda shared her account of harassment by Nath, who acted in the TV show Tara in which she was a producer and writer.
After sharing her experience of harassment on social media, she filed a case against Nath at the Oshiwara police station.
Since both Nanda and Nath were members of CINTAA, the association sent a letter to the accused seeking an explanation on the allegation.
The association condemned the act of sexual harassment in October. Ashok Pandit, one of the members of CINTAA, said: “When the victim is complaining to us, we as the member of the federation will have to take a stand and we will do that.”