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'Everyone knew Alok Nath harassed women'

October 11, 2018 12:54 IST

'He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene.'

IMAGE: Deepika Amin in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

Deepika Amin has claimed Alok Nath's reputation as an alcoholic and a harasser was common knowledge in the Hindi film and television industries.

Amin, who recently worked with Nath in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, said several years ago the actor tried to 'barge into her room' when they were shooting outdoors for a telefilm.

'Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene.'

'The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. I was quite young but I still remember vividly how horrible he was,' she posted on Facebook.

Amin, however, added that Nath came across 'quiet and subdued' while filming Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

'Maybe he has changed? Maybe because the director Luv Ranjan made it clear he wouldn't tolerate bad behaviour.'

 

After Tara writer-producer Vinta Nanda forward with her story, Amin said she was motivated to stand up for her.

'After reading Vinta Nanda's heartbreaking account I felt I had to support her. BELIEVE WOMEN. They have everything to lose by speaking out,' Amin wrote.

Sandhya Mridul on Wednesday opened up about how she was allegedly harassed by Nath when they were shooting a telefilm.

Despite being the victim of Nath's overtures, Mridul said it was she who suffered because he spread word about her being a difficult person to work with in Mumbai where he wielded influence in the 1990s.

Nath's lawyer termed the allegations 'false' and called it an attempt to 'purposely to malign his image'.

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