In the wake of #MeToo movement, Alok Nath was accused of rape by ‘Tara’ Writer-Director, Vinta Nanda. Following her accusation, several other actresses, including Sandhya Mridul, also came forward to raise their voices, last year in October.
Now, he’s reportedly playing a judge in a film based on the #MeToo movement, according to Mumbai Mirror.
The film is titled ‘Main Bhi‘ and it deals with child molestation. He said that the film was shot a while ago-
I’m not doing any films at the moment. This was something I shot for a while ago. Is there a problem? You sound sad that I’m doing a film. It’s a puny role for poor producers, let it release.
Actor, Khalid Siddiqui said that Alok Nath plays the role of a judge who’ll give a long speech at the end of the film rebuking sexual harassment. He said,
The film deals with child molestation, a subject that hasn’t been tapped on screen often, particularly with regard to boys. My character, along with the other, are affected by incidents that change our lives. We hope the film starts a debate on the subject.
Netizens are calling out the farce of this casting and how it ‘mocks’ and ‘demeans’ the movement itself.
Unbelievable. Alok Nath, accused of rape, is playing a judge in a film titled ‘Main Bhi’ or ‘Me Too’. Let that sink in. He told the paper “you seem unhappy” that he is doing this role.— #MeTooIndia (@IndiaMeToo) March 1, 2019
Not only are we letting down survivors, we are mocking them. https://t.co/cHDTXMEoC4
Who is making that movie r they out of their mind or someone like this thing?— Mitali Patel (@mitali1228) March 1, 2019
This is an utter shame and disgrace!! And you wonder why more women don’t come forward….and why such stories get buried soon!! Shame on the PH!!— ~S~ (@ShobsMAdhi) March 1, 2019
Boycott this movie. Hit them where it hurts.— T (@TChaiLatte) March 1, 2019
What the hell is this?— Mantasha (@MantashaBRashid) March 1, 2019
Me too accused are exonerated – socially and professionally. What are we telling our women? That they don’t matter?! Disgusting.
Or is Alok naths silver screen babu ji image more believable than a rapist in real life.
And this is not a coincidence. The filmmakers, producers directors & actors are consciously partaking in the production. So much for their integrity. Making such a film is indeed a deliberate attempt to consciously mock & demean #metoo survivors.— Critical Thought (@1_lavya) March 1, 2019
Following the allegations by Nanda, Mumbai Police lodged a complaint against Alok Nath and he was also expelled from the Cine and TV Artistes Association (CIN-TAA). However, later the Mumbai Court granted him leave on the grounds that Nanda did not remember ‘the date and month of the incident’ and that he might have been ‘falsely accused’ of rape.