Sandhya Mridul, who is known for her role in the movie Saathiya, has accused Alok Nath of sexual harassment.
The actress shared a post on her Twitter that read: “At the very start of my career, I was shooting a telefilm in Kodaikanal. I was the lead. And very excited.
Alok Nath was my on-screen father and Reema Lagoo my mother.”
She added, “Alok Nath was very impressed with me and called me “God’s own child” and openly praised me every day.”
In the long note, she detailed an episode when Alok entered her hotel room by force and lunged at her in an inebriated state.
She dodged his attacks and locked him in her room and returned with her DOP (director of photography), who also tried to get Alok out of Sandhya’s room, but he kept trying to grab her.
Sandhya says Alok kept harassing her, calling late at night and knocking on her door after a drinking session every night.
Fed up of his harassment, she let him enter her room finally in the presence of her hairdresser and he apologised profusely to her, blaming his behaviour on his alcoholism and destroyed marriage.
While she forgave him eventually, she said the ‘damage was done’ as he told others in Mumbai that Sandhya was difficult to work with.
(Read the full note below)
In truth & solidarity.
I’m with you @vintananda #metoo pic.twitter.com/ZoiT2dT3yL
— Sandhya Mridul (@sandymridul) October 10, 2018
In addition to Sandhya, of the female crew members of Hum Saath Saath Hain movie told Mid Day that Alok Nath manhandled her on the sets.
On Tuesday, TV producer Vinta Nanda alleged in her Facebook post that actor Alok Nath raped her.