Alok Nath accusations rise as Sandhya Mridul too shares devastating experience

Lawrence Kim
October 11, 2018

The actress, known for popular films like "Page 3", ' "Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd" and "Ragini MMS 2", accused the "Sanskaari" actor of trying to sexually assault her when she was a young actress and played the role of his daughter in a telefilm for Zee TV in Kodaikanal. And very excited. Alok Nath was my on screen father and Reema Lagoo my mother.

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We went back to the hotel without dinner. I had the hairdresser moved in to my room permanently.

Sandhya share with HuffPo India a detailed account of an incident from years ago, when Alok attacked her while they were shooting together for a show.

It didn't stop there. every evening he would drink and every night calls were made to my room.

Later, he, however, pleaded with her and apologised for his behaviour saying he was an alcoholic and that he also destroyed his marriage and that she was like his daughter. "I believed him. I had to".

Sandhya said that her predicament was compounded further as she was required to shoot a scene where she was sitting on Nath's lap and crying.

Nanda, a veteran writer-producer of the avant-garde 1990s" show "Tara, ' accused actor Alok, known for his "sanskaari" on-screen image, of sexually violating her nearly two decades ago. After her claims of Nath brutalising her, not just once but twice, a woman crew member of Hum Saath Saath Hain shared her horrific experience of working with him. Few minutes after he left there was a knock on my door I opened the door thinking it was him again... it was an inebriated Alok Nath I instinctively tried to shut the door but he pushed it and lunged at me, I stepped aside he went flying past me into the room. I dodged again he went into the bathroom and I think I latched the loo door and ran out of my room down the corridor into the lobby. "I remember yanking my hand out of his grip and rushing out of the room".

The "most hard part" and the "main reason" she took so long to come out with the truth was because while she was working on this new series, Alok asked her to come to his house again and she allowed him to violate her. "He was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly".

The woman managed to get through the last schedule of the film somehow, but came out scarred for life. The course of my career changed [after this episode]. "But Vinta's post brought it all back". At dinner, he got progressively drunk and started insisting her to sit with him and said some things which made her very nervous and uncomfortable.

"I stand by you Vinta".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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