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Alok Nath accused of rape by writer-producer Vinta Nanda

"I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years," Nanda wrote in a long, heart-wrenching Facebook post, referring to the predator in question as the actor who is known as the most 'sanskaari' person in the film and television industry.

Alok Nath accused of rape by writer-producer Vinta Nanda
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Veteran writer-producer Vinta Nanda, has accused popular actor Alok Nath of sexually violating her almost two decades ago.

"I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years," Nanda wrote in a long, heart-wrenching Facebook post, referring to the predator in question as the actor who is known as the most 'sanskaari' person in the film and television industry.

Later, confirming the writer confirmed to media that it is Alok Nath and thought saying 'sanskaari' would do the needful."

"He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour, many of the guys would also egg him on to be his worst.”

Sharing the whole incident that happened, Nanda recounted the incidents that followed after she left a party at Alok's house at 2 a.m. She says her drinks were mixed. "I started to walk home on the empty streets... Midway I was accosted by this man who was driving his own car and he asked me to sit in it and said he would drop me home. I trusted him and sat in his car. I have faint memory after that. I can remember more liquor being poured into my mouth and I remember being violated endlessly. When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain. I hadn't just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalized. I couldn't get up for my bed. I told some of my friends but everybody advised me to forget about it and move on."

Later, Nanda got a job to write and direct a series for a Channel, and again her paths crossed with Alok. "The man found his way through the casting route and became one of the lead actors on the show. He created an environment in which I was made to feel threatened, so I asked the producers to release me from directing the series because I didn't want to be around where he was."

"I continued to write the show. I needed the job and didn't want to leave it as I needed the money. It was after this that I quit."

Nanda has urged people, "Who has suffered at the hands of predators, to come out and say it aloud. Don't hold yourselves back. This is a moment for change, so your silence will only hold barriers to its evolution. Speak out. Shout out from the top of the roof."

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