Vinta Nanda is a producer, director and writer best known for hit show Tara of 90’s. She is in news after her gut wrenching post in which she gives a details of sexual assault on her. Her statement recalls with horrific details how Alok Nath used his power to harass her and allegedly raped her.
Vinta Nanda recalls an incident from the 90’s when she was the producer of Tara and 4 other shows. She says the lead actor of the show, Alok Nath was afterthe the lead actor, Navneet Nishan who has publicly criticized him for drinking issues.
Vinta Nanda #MeToo Statement Against Alok Nath.
Bollywood actor, Alok Nath one day landed on the set in drunken set and tried his best to take advantage of the female lead who slapped the actor recalls Vinta.
She was forced to change the entire story of her show and then within 1 week she faced humiliation from the then CEO of ZEE Tv who told her that such people should be thrown out of the country. All her shows were taken off air and her production company was shut down.
I loved my life, I was a successful woman, I smoked and I drank. I was a liberated person. I was invited to a party to this mans house, his wife, my best friend was out of town. It was usual for our group of friends from theater to meet regularly so there was nothing unusual about my going to the party.
As the evening flowed, my drinks were mixed and I began to feel strange.
Then at around 2am I left his house. Nobody followed me or offered to drop me home, which was what was rather unusual. All I knew at the time was that I had to get home. I could sense it wouldn’t be right for me to stay there any longer.
I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long.
Midway I was accosted by this man who was driving his own car and he asked me to sit in it and said he would drop me home.
I trusted him and sat in his car.
I have faint memory after that.
I can remember more liquor being poured into my mouth and I remember being violated endlessly.
When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain.
I hadn’t just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalised.
I couldn’t get up for my bed.
I told some of my friends but everybody advised me to forget about it and move on.
She moved from Zee to Star Plus where she started a new show but to her horror Alok Nath found his way there as well.
Shocking Allegation of Rape Against ALok Nath
The man found his way through the casting route and became one of the lead actors on the show.
He created an environment in which I was made to feel threatened so I asked the producers to release me from directing the series because I didn’t want to be around where he was.
I continued to write the show.
Here’s the most difficult part, the main reason why I have taken so long to come out with the truth.
While I was working on this new series, he asked me to come to his house again and I went to allow him to violate me.
I needed the job and didn’t want to leave it as I needed the money.
It was after this that I quit.
I was completely shattered by then. It was a nervous breakdown I was going through, but I was trying to be brave.
I tried to pick up the threads of my life but channels and networks and sets and rehearsals started to freak me out.
I continued to write, but the couple of times that I pushed myself and found the courage to pitch for shows, I would break down during meetings.
Finally I gave up.
Almost 20 years later, I’m totally fine now, healed and reunited with my own self again.
I’m afraid of speaking to an audience.
Quick Facts Vinta Nanda
Vinta Nanda is a producer, director and writer who works in Indian television and Movie industry.
She is best known for her work in th 90’s and her most famous show is the hit show Tara.
She broke her silence and leveled allegations of rape against Bollywood actor Alok Nath.
She is the founder of Third Eye.
Vinta Nanda says she has spoken to encourage every survivor.
Her live-in partner and boyfriend is Salim Asgarally, a fashion designer.
Vinta Nanda Wiki / Biography
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