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The year 2018 turns out to be jinxed for Bollywood as many sexual harassment cases erupt

It seems that the year 2018 is jinxed for Bollywood. Let’s take a look at the famous personalities who have been accused of sexual misconduct so far.

Bollywood The year 2018 turns out to be jinxed for Bollywood as many sexual harassment cases erupt Source : Press


Sexual harassment at workplace has become a common term nowadays. There's this common human tendency which prevails in the mind of the society people to let go any issue which talks about harassment to women.

As the wave created a storm in Hollywood, it has now marched its footsteps to the sister industry Bollywood.

After Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar controversy, several names have now started emerging. It seems that the year 2018 is jinxed for Bollywood. Let's take a look at the famous personalities who have been accused of sexual misconduct so far.

1. Nana Patekar: It all started here as Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her during a song shoot from the film ‘Horn Ok Pleass.' While Nana has claimed that all the allegations against him are untrue, Tanushree has now filed an FIR with the Oshiwara Police station against Nana Patekar.

2. Vikas Bahl: Queen director Vikas Bahl is accused by a woman crew member where the woman said that Vikas insisted her to drop her to the hotel room back in May 2015 and pretended to be drunk only to realize that he was masturbating on her. When she narrated the incident to Anurag Kashyap, the matter was addressed with no seriousness. Queen actress Kangana Ranaut too opened up about an incident of Vikas and said "every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he'd bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me a great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He'd say ‘I love how you smell K'. I could tell something is wrong with him".

This also resulted in the dissolution of Phantom films- a collective of like-minded filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena.

3. Kailash Kher: A female journalist has opened up about how she was embarrassed by noted singer Kailash Kher. While narrating her incident in a long Twitter thread she said that she visited Kailash's home to take pictures for an interview. During the interview, he sat between them and kept on touching her on the upper skin of the skirt basically the thighs.

4. Rajat Kapoor: A journalist shared two screenshots where two women accused Rajat of sexual misconduct. "During a telephonic interview with Kapoor in 2007, he asked her inappropriate questions such as ‘Are you as sexy as you sound?' and even questioned her about her body measurements" quoted a leading daily. Rajat has apologized for the same by saying "I am sorry from the bottom of my heart- and sad that I was the cause of this hurt to another human being. If there is one thing more important to me than even my work, it is to be a good human being. And I have tried to be that person. And now, I will try harder."

5. Utsav Chakraborty: Several women including a minor have accused Utsav of sending them "unsolicited dick pics" through social media. After keeping it silent, AIB has released a statement and apologized for his behaviour.

Some other names are:

Chetan Bhagat

Kanan Gill


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