Bollywood celebrities accused of sexual harassment
Bollywood ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya is in the deep waters of justice as Mumbai police have reportedly filed an indictment against him in a sexual harassment case. The case is believed to date back to 2020. He was charged with sexual harassment, stalking and voyeurism. The case was filed against one of his former colleagues who accused him of sexually harassing her after she refused his advances.
This is an addition to the many other cases that have emerged over the years. From Nana Patekar to Shiney Ahuja, here are the celebrities accused of sexual harassment.
Celebrities accused of sexual harassment:
Tanushree Dutta has opened up in an interview with Zoom TV about her #MeToo story and accused Bollywood actor Nata Patekar of sexual misconduct on the set of their 2008 film Horn Ok Please. She says, “Everybody knows about Nana Patekar that he was always disrespectful to women. People in the industry know about that and that he beat up actresses, he sexually assaulted them, his behavior with women has always been rude but no publication has published anything about it. The actor then replied in another interview, “What can I say why she says it?” How do I know why she says that? What does she mean by sexual harassment? There were 50 to 100 people on set with me. I will take legal action against her. A complaint was filed against Nana in October 2018 and the investigation was closed on June 13, 2019, calling the case “maliciously false”.
The case of Shiney Ahuja has been one of the most significant in terms of whispers and discussions as well as media coverage. Shiney was arrested after his maid accused him of rape in 2009. His career took a huge hit after the case and Ahuja had given quite a few hits like “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi”, “Gangster”, ” Life in a Metro” and “Bhool Bhulaiyaa”. ‘ until there. The charges against the actor were later dropped.
Alok Nath had a pretty fair image in the industry, but it all came crashing down when his Tara co-star Navneet Nishan accused him of sexually raping her almost two decades ago and she was supported by actor Sandhya Mridul with an unnamed crew member.
In May 2014, Ankit Tiwari was arrested on rape charges filed by a woman. She said he made her a promise of marriage and repeatedly raped her. Later the victim said, “I was forced and pressured to take over the business. This was done by Ankit lawyers. I feel awful now. Even the cops didn’t support me. She further said, “When Ankit was nothing, I supported him. I was vice president of an international company at the time and I was winning like anything. He begged me and for his career I However, now all lines are crossed and I will move the matter forward.
Madhur Bhandarkar had made quite revealing films like Fashion, but the odds turned against him when he was accused of sexual misconduct. The filmmaker was accused of rape by a model who said the director promised to cast her in a film, but she was later arrested for hiring a hitman to assassinate Bhandarkar.
Vivek Agnihotri was accused by Tanushree Dutta who said the filmmaker asked him to strip and dance while filming a song. But the director of The Kashmir Files had denied all the charges.
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The director of Queen has been accused of sexually assaulting an employee of his company Phantom Films. After the affair came to light, actress Queen Kangana Ranaut also chimed in and said Bahl made her feel uncomfortable on several occasions.
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