Renuka Shahane Knew About Alok Nath, Shares Her #MeToo Story
Trigger Warning: The following article contains details about sexual assault and violence. The details may be traumatic for survivors. Reader discretion is advised.
Actor Renuka Shahane has also come forth and shared her personal story of having faced sexual misconduct as India’s MeToo movement doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Renuka is known for being outspoken about women’s causes on social media and came out in support of Tanushree Dutta as well. After accusations by TV producer Vinta Nanda and actors Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin against Alok Nath, Renuka has said that she was aware of his reputation.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, the actor who has worked with Alok on Hum Aapke Hain Koun, admitted that Deepika Amin had shared with her the alleged incident that took place. “Obviously, she is my friend. I can’t just go out and say this is what she has faced. Alok Nath was a big name... On Television, he was the top star. People believed in him because of the work he did, he was a fantastic actor and still is.”
Renuka also shared her own horror story of sexual harassment.
I had gone to shoot to Noida for ‘Antakshari’. There was this person who came for room service and he started masturbating in front of me. First, he said that he is a big fan of mine and all that and I said thank you. After placing the food, he started masturbating. It is such a horrifying thing and I immediately told him to get out and will complaint with the manager. Post this, I called my ‘Antakshari’ assistant Ashwini to come up to the room and stay with me. I was so shaken to the core. Ever since after that I am never alone in my room. I am always with my hairdresser. People feel that only in industry such incidence happen but there are so many random people whom you have to deal with.Renuka Sahane