Bollywood actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA (Cine And TV Artistes Association) after he failed to appear before the committee on Monday.
The actor has been accused of rape by Senior TV writer-producer, Vinta Nanda. The veteran writer-producer has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago.
The association wrote on Twitter, “In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Executive Committee of CINTAA has decided to expel him from the Association.”
In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association. @sushant_says @renukashahane @FIA_actors @sagaftra @RichaChadha pic.twitter.com/tcNgooWLW6
— CINTAA_Official (@CintaaOfficial) November 13, 2018
Nanda shared her account of harassment by Alok Nath who was acting in the television show ‘Tara’ in which she was a producer and writer.
Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA
After sharing her experience of harassment on social media, she filed a case against Alok Nath at the Oshiwara police station.
Since both Nanda and Alok Nath were members of CINTAA, the association sent a letter to the accused seeking an explanation on the allegation.
After Vinta, Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin also accused Alok Nath of sexual misconduct.
The association had condemned the act of sexual harassment in October. Ashok Pandit, one of the members of CINTAA, had told IANS: “When the victim is complaining to us, we as the member of the federation will have to take a stand and we will do that.”
The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after Tanushree Dutta spoke up against Nana Patekar almost two weeks ago. Recently, a lot of such cases have come to the fore, with big names like Vikas Bahl, Kailash Kher, Rohit Roy, Rajat Kapoor being accused of harrasement by women.