The #Metoo movement has officially arrived in India. Several prominent names from the media and entertainment industry are being accused of sexual harassment by women. Among the long list of those accused is senior actor Alok Nath, the nation’s very own sanskaari bauji. Fans will recall the times memes of his sanskaariness floated around on the internet, but sadly, that seems to be far from the truth. The man now finds himself in huge trouble after writer-producer Vinta Nanda came out in the open, alleging that he sexually harassed her.
Vinta was the producer of the iconic 90s show Tara in which Alok Nath played the lead role. Post her serious allegations, he filed a defamation suit against Vinta, demanding an apology from her. Now, Vinta has written an open letter to PM Narendra Modi seeking full justice to all the women who have been wronged.
She writes that it’s only due to the #Metoo movement that women have gained the confidence to speak up and write their disturbing stories. Summing up her note, she says, "Your intervention in favour of us, women who have voices and those who have the support of all pillars of society except the system that governs us, will provide the confidence, which those of us who are underserved and remain marginalised, need desperately. "
PM Modi’s reply is awaited.