Writer-producer Vinta Nanda on Wednesday filed a police complaint against actor Alok Nath, whom she has accused of sexually violating her 19 years ago.
The complaint was lodged at Mumbai’s Oshiwara police station, Nanda said in a statement.
“The police was very cooperative and they took my statement. It was not easy for me to give my statement as it is like reliving your pain. We have given a written complaint against Alok Nath and they registered the same,” Nanda said, adding that she gave her statement to a female police sub-inspector.
Amid the #MeToo movement that began in India after actress Tanushree Dutta renewed a decade-old allegation against Nana Patekar, Nanda of Tara fame came out about her unsavoury experience with Nanda, who has for years enjoyed a holier than thou image on-screen.
Several others also came out about their experiences with Nath, leading film and television associations like CINTAA (Cine and Television Artistes Association) and IFTDA (Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association) to send him notices.
Nath had rejected IFTDA’s notice on the ground that no police complaint had been filed against him. Instead, he filed a civil defamation suit against Nanda, demanding a written apology and compensation of one rupee.
Nanda’s lawyer had said on Monday that her client will remain undaunted in her fight against the sexual violation she faced even if defamation suits come her way.