And to all those whose minds have now been occupied with questions on credibility of Vinta's allegations, let us tell you that Tara's lead actress Navneet Nishan was all set to sue Alok Nath for calling her an drug abuser.
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"I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years", Nanda wrote.
Though she doesn't directly name the actor in her post, all clues point at actor Alok Nath. Nanda detailed the account on Facebook Monday in which she referred to her attacker as "the most sanskaari (cultured) person", before naming Nath the next day. "I remember being violated endlessly". When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain. I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long. I couldn't get up for my bed. "I left the industry", she said.
Later, she got a job to write and direct a series for Plus Channel, and again her paths crossed with Nath.
According to Nanda, Nath harassed the female lead actor.
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She recounts how the show and her life went on till the management at the channel changed, and she was asked to change the female lead as the show needed a "change of generation story". "I continued to write the show", she wrote. She added that she also suffered because of this man's "power trip" but made it stop by slapping him eventually. "I don't want some alcoholic fool to mess it up for me".
In her statement given to an Indian TV, Navneet Nishan said: "I support every woman and man who is standing up for herself/himself in the #MeToo movement".
He further added, "People will say anything to spoil the image. I thought saying "sanskaari" would do the needful", Nanda said. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it (sic). "Well, I do not want to talk much about it or it will be stretched".
Nath, while confirming that Nanda used to be a good friend of his, took complete credit for her success. "I would imagine he's afraid and he is the one who needs to deal with his fear". The "Tara" director also said that she would have probably "given the same advice to someone in her situation had that person reached out as the atmosphere at that time was not conducive to have such a conversation".
In recent days other Bollywood figures, a comedian, a best-selling author and top journalists have all found themselves accused of abusing their positions to behave improperly towards women. CINTAA, who is looking into Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar's row, has also promised full support to Vinita. "It is high time".
His wife was my best friend. Before this incident on the road happened, Vinta had attended a party at Nath's house, where her drinks were mixed.