The #MeToo movement has become a storm in India and every day new names are added to the ever-growing list of authors. Tanushree Dutta sparked the moment when she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and intimidation. Post that, horrible sexual misconduct of Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Utsav Chakraborty and Kailash Kher surfaced. The name Subhash Ghai has also been added to the list. An anonymous woman recounted her nightmarish experience on Twitter and revealed that years ago, the filmmaker had drugged her and raped her.
She wrote in the Twitter post: "At first, he took me to music recordings and I had to stay there very late at night with other male members. Once the recordings were over, I would take a car home or drop me. He slowly started to put his hand on my thigh, taking me in his arms and telling me that I had done well that day. She also revealed that he would call her for screenwriting sessions in her Lokhandwala apartment, which he termed a "think tank." She wrote: "In one of the scenario sessions, he started talking about how he had been misunderstood in the industry, and I was the only one at the time. ;like. He pretended to cry and put his head on his knees. Then, when he got up, he kissed me forcefully. I was shocked and I left that day.
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TW: drug and rape. About Shubash Ghai. Narrated personally by the woman who faced the trauma. She is also a very credible media / literary personality. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/YVMRZSpQc6
– Mahima Kukreja ??✊? (@AGirlOfHerWords) October 11, 2018
However, Ghai issued a statement denying the allegations. A portal shared his statement in which he wrote, "While I hear allegations against me …, I declare at the best of my truth: It is very sad that it has become a fashion to denigrate anyone is known that brings stories of the past without any truth or half truth if all. I strictly and firmly deny all false allegations like these. I have always respected every woman in my life and at my place of work. If she claims so, she should go to court and prove it. Justice will be done. Or I'm definitely going for defamation. "
Nana, Alok Nath and Vikas Bahl have already received notices from FWICE. CINTAA sent a notice of justification to Alok, while Tanushree filed a lawsuit against Nana and three other people in the sexual harassment case.