Mumbai: Veteran actor Alok Nath had created quite the reputation of being Bollywood’s sanskaari babuji as he essayed roles of the family patriarch with ease. However, he was soon outed as sinskaari after he was accused of rape by a TV show writer Vinta Nanda, last year in October. 

Oshiwara police had registered an FIR against the actor under section 376 of IPC on the basis of a complaint filed by Nanda. Even though he was granted bail in the rape case and the court said that Nanda had accused actor for her own benefit, Alok Nath still seems to be bearing the brunt of the accusations. The actor was reportedly supposed to play the role of a judge in a movie called Main Bhi.

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A report on Mumbai Mirror revealed that the distributors are not ready to buy the film because it has the rape accused, Alok Nath. The producer of the movie, Imran Khan told the daily that the move is 'injustice' to a small producer like him because he cast Alok Nath way before the accusations surfaced in 2018. He said, “We’ve long spoken about girls being abused, but my film is the story of boys from Bhopal slums who go through similar trauma since their childhood. I locked the script and registered the title, Main Bhi, long ago.”

Meanwhile, Vinta was not the only one levelling allegations against the actor. In an interview with MyNation, actor Himani Shivpuri also detailed an incident when Alok Nath attempted to molest her when she was a first-year student in the National School of Drama (NSD) while Nath was in the third year batch, the same as Neena Gupta.  

"It was awful, I have done so many films and television shows with him. We, women, are conditioned to accept it. The other day I was watching this minister say on television that the women are 'honeytraps' and then when the Nirbhaya rape happened then Asaram Bapu had said that she should have just called him Bhaiya and they would have left her. This is how they condition and talk about women, which is why we are scared to come out," she said. 

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