The artist and father of actor Nandita Das has been accused of sexual harassment by environmentalist Nisha Bora
The #MeToo movement storm seems to have crept in the world of arts as popular artist and father of actor Nandita Das, Jatin Das, becomes the latest to be accused of sexual harassment.
Environmentalist and entrepreneur Nisha Bora accused the Padma Bhushan awardee artist of groping and forcefully kissing her. She took to Twitter to write, "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 clearly was his disbelief that I was pushing back."
She also wrote that after the incident she received a call from his daughter Nandita, who had received Nisha's number from her father, to help her find a young female assistant like her. "At that time, I recall that phone call felt like a knife being twisted in my gut, because I had so, so much admiration for her, and it had all become so incredibly filthy that moment," she wrote in the post.
#MeToo One of India's most feted artists alive. Padma Bhushan recipient. My molestor. Long post alert. @IndiaMeToo and so MANY other women, starting with @Rxyxsx Thank you for so much. pic.twitter.com/a6VFC6iHys— Nisha Bora (@NishaBora) October 16, 2018
Interestingly, Nandita Das and other women filmmakers in Bollywood released a statement refusing to work with any of the proven offenders in the film industry as a mark of solidarity. Neither she nor her father have responded to the allegations yet.
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Last Updated Oct 16, 2018, 5:10 PM IST