Weeks after facing rape charges and allegations of serious sexual misconduct, veteran actor Alok Nath on Tuesday was expelled from Cine & TV Artistes’ Association or CINTAA. The artists’ body took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Its tweet read, “In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association. @sushant_says @renukashahane @FIA_actors @sagaftra @RichaChadha.”
The CINTAA also tagged Sushant Singh Rajput, Renuka Shahane, Richa Chadha and SAG-AFTRA, which claims to be the largest labour unions for perming artists.
Alok Nath was first accused of sexual misconduct when noted producer Vinta Nanda alleged that the veteran actor had raped and sexually brutalised her in the 90s during the shooting of popular TV series, Tara.
Nath had told ABP News, “Kuch to log kahenge (People will say something).” Making light of Nanda’s traumatic experiences, Nath said that someone else would have raped the producer of Tara, where the latter had played the role of the male protagonist in the 90s. He said, “Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Well, I do not want to talk much about it as for the matter if it has come out, it will be stretched.”
Later, another former co-star of Nath, Sandhya Mridul, had accused him of sexual misconduct while shooting a TV serial.