Tanushree Dutta Slams Ajay Devgn For Working With Rape Accused Actor Alok Nath
Mumbai: Actor and former Miss India Tanushree Dutta, who started the #MeToo movement in Bollywood, has slammed Ajay Devgn for working with rape accused actor Alok Nath in his upcoming film ‘De De Pyaar De’.
“Tinsel town is full of liars, show-offs and spineless hypocrites. And it seems by a large public consensus that the signpost is pointing currently at Ajay Devgn,” Tanushree said in a statement.
Furthermore, Tanushree said that it was possible to reshoot Alok Nath’s scenes once the allegations against him were made public.
“So would it be so difficult to just edit out Alok Naths portions in the film and hire someone else and reshoot those bits even before the film promotions started?? Nobody even knew before the posters and trailers that Alok Nath is in the film so if Ajay Devgan and the makers wanted they could have just quietly replaced him and re-shot his portions (which is barely 10-15 days for character actors in bollywood) and given Vinta Nanda the respect she deserves as well as several other women who were troubled by this guy but No! they had to keep the alleged rapist in their film and rub it on not only Vinta’s but on all our faces as a show of solidarity with all rapists, molesters and harassers of Bollywood and an even greater show of arrogance and defiance against all things morally and conscientiously right (sic),” said Tanushree.
Accusing Ajay of supporting Alok Nath make a comeback to Bollywood, she added nobody even knew before the posters and trailers that Alok Nath is in the film so if Ajay Devgan and the makers wanted they could have just quietly replaced him and re-shot his portions.
Interestingly, wake of the #MeToo movement, Ajay had shown his support on Twitter and said that he wouldn’t work with anyone who has been accused of misbehaving with women.
I’m disturbed by all the happenings with regards to #MeToo. My company and I believe in providing women with utmost respect and safety. If anyone has wronged even a single woman, neither ADF nor I will stand for it.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 12, 2018
Noteworthy, Alok Nath was accused of rape and sexual harassment by writer Vinta Nanda in October, 2018. A case was filed against him, and he was granted anticipatory bail. Also, actors Sandhya Mridul, Himani Shivpuri and Deepika Amin have also accused the actor of sexual harassment.
“It’s time India wakes up and stops worshipping these morally bankrupt actors, directors, producers and others who clearly put on a facade of being family men just to promote their careers,” said Tanushree.