Nandita Das to support ‘#MeToo’ movement despite allegations against father

Mumbai:  Actor-director Nandita Das has broken her silence over the sexual harassment allegations against her father, noted painter Jatin Das, stating  that she will continue to lend support to the ongoing #MeToo movement.

The ‘Manto’ film-maker took to Facebook to say that despite the “disturbing” allegations against her father, she would continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the women coming forward with stories of abuse and harassment.

Jatin Das is the latest to join a long list of Indian celebrities who have been accused of sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo campaign that has taken the country by storm.

Describing the incident, Bora, who was 28-years-old then, said Das during a dinner event asked whether she “had the time and willingness to assist him for a few days to organise his work material”, and after she gave her approval on the second day — at his Khidki village studio — he molested her.

“… He attempted to grab me. I wriggled out of his embrace, flustered. Then he did it again… I pushed him away and moved away from him. At that moment, he said ‘Come on, it would be nice’. Or something like that. What I recall was his disbelief that I was pushing back. I picked my bag… and ran home. Never to speak about it. Until now,” she said.

Jatin Das, a Padma Bhushan awardee, however, has denied the allegations and said these days a “game” was going on to level allegations against people for the “fun” of it. He labelled the allegations against him as “vulgar”.

Also Read: #MeToo: Conservationist Levels Sexual Harassment Allegation Against Eminent Artist Jatin Das

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