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Fifth woman, actress Deepika Amin, accuses Alok Nath of sexual harassment

The actress has claimed that Nath misbehaved with her while they were shooting a telefilm years ago.

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Yet another woman has accused actor Alok Nath of sexual misconduct. In a tweet, actress Deepika Amin has claimed that the actor misbehaved with her while they were shooting a telefilm years ago. She further stated that Nath is a habitual offender.

The actress was recently seen in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)  that also starred the accused actor. 

“Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. #metoo [sic],” Amin wrote.

In an interview with First Post, a news website, she gave further details: “I was young then. Alok Nath was playing my father [in the telefilm]. It was an off day [on set] and everyone was in the hotel. It was morning around 10am or so and Alok Nath knocked on my door. I opened my door and there he was standing, leaning against the door.” 

She said, adding, “He came in and sat down on the bed. I stood at the door, as I didn’t know what to do. I purposefully kept the door open as members of the unit were milling about. Then I saw an AD [assistant director], waved brightly at him. [He] said 'Hi' and I called him in. When he came in [to my room], he saw this person [Nath] sitting on the bed, and he realised [what was going on]. He tried to help me.” 

Amin said Nath was not behaving normally. “Alok Nath kept mumbling something [in a drunken state]. And then he decided to go. While stepping out, he fell flat on his face, hit his head on the floor. He got up, lurched out and then walked away,” she recalled. 

Amin is the fifth woman to accuse Nath of sexual harassment following writer-producer Vinta Nanda, actresses Navneet Nishan and Sandhya Mridul, and a crew member from Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999). Nanda had accused Nath of raping her at her own house around 20 years ago.

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