After offering their full support to Tanushree Dutta over her sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar, CINTAA to now send notice to veteran actor Alok Nath seeking his stand on rape accusations by a TV producer. Actor Sushant Singh, who is the general secretary of CINTAA has extended his full support to her and assured that a show cause notice will be sent to the actor in question.
Tweeting about the same, he wrote, “Dear @vintananda I am so so sorry. As @CintaaOfficial a show-cause Notice will be sent to @aloknath first thing in the mrng, why he shudnt b expld. Unfortunately we’ve to follow the due process. I urge u to file a complaint against this vile creature, we extend u full support.”
To this, a Twitter user asked Sushant Singh and CINTAA, why to just expel an actor who is accused of something as serious as rape. To this, he replied, “As I said sir, just like any other agency we have to follow the procedures laid down in our constitution. And the max punishment we may impart is expulsion. Jailing someone is not our right. So why accuse of not doing something, which we legally can't?"
In another statement, Sushant Singh says, "Executive committee members have pointed out that the Writer Vinita Nanda has not named anyone in her post. Hence we cannot send notice or letter to any particular person. Unless she files a complaint.
So CINTAA has to wait and reconsider further steps."
In a detailed post, veteran writer-producer has revealed that Alok Nanda has sexually violated her almost two decades ago. In her post, she referred to him as a ‘predator’. The remarks which referred to him as ‘Sanskaari’ were good enough for people to make out that she was indeed pointing finger at Alok Nath. Later, she confirmed to IANS that the person in question here is Alok Nath.
"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 brutalised,” she wrote narrating her ordeal.
She spoke out in the wake of #MeToo movement that has started in India post Tanushree Dutta’s shocking accusations on Nana Patekar. In an interview to Zoom TV, Tanushree has accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn OK Please.