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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nisha Bora Cccuses Jatin Das of Sexual Harassment

Another MeToo allegation and this time it is against famous painter Jatin Das, father of actor, director and writer Nandita Das.

Nisha Bora said that she met Jatin Das through her family during a dinner event in Delhi in the summer of 2004 at a dinner event at the India International Centre, Delhi. According to Nisha, at the event the painter asked Nisha to assist him for a few days to organize his work material and since she was a huge fan she agreed to it.

Nisha Bora met the painter at his studio where Jatin Das forcefully kissed her on the lips.

Nish wrote, "I visited Jatin in his studio, which was in Khidki Village. I don’t recall the time of day, but that it was well within daylight hours. He poured himself some whiskey; offered me one too, but I refused. The next thing I knew, he attempted to grab me. I wriggled out of his embrace, flustered. Then he did it again. This time, he managed a clumsy kiss on my lips. I recall the feeling of his beard on my skin. 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. "

Nisha Bora posted that she received a call from Nandita Das, 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," Nisha wrote.

Monday, October 15, 2018

IFTDA Sends Notice to Sajid Khan Over MeToo Allegations

In a letter to filmmaker Sajid Khan, IFTDA has demanded an explanation from the director for his alleged offensive behaviour within seven days.

Indian Film & Television Directors' Association issued a notice to director Sajid Khan following allegations of sexual harassment against him by three women - Saloni Chopra and Rachel White (both actress) and journalist Karishma Upadhyay.

IFTDA has demanded an explanation from Sajid Khan for his alleged offensive behaviour within seven days. ”Your lewd and obscene actions have brought disrepute to Indian Film and Television Directors' Association. We, therefore, want an explanation from you for such offensive behaviour within seven days of receipt of the notice for further action as per the rules and regulations.” The letter is signed by IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit.

As per the letter, in case of no reply, ex-parte decision would be taken. Sajid has been accused of sexual harassment by actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White and journalist Karishma Upadhyay. Following the allegations, Sajid stepped down as the director of 'Housefull 4'. 

Sudipa Chatterjee Baby Shower

Sudipa Chatterjee, who has acted in many films and hosted Zee Bangla’s popular cookery show Rannaghar for a long time is expecting her first baby very soon. 

Sudipa and her husband Agnidev are fully prepared to welcome the new member in their family. Sudipa's baby shower took place yesterday (14 October 2018) in the presence of family and close friends. 

Sudipa  looked elegant and radiant in a red saree and ornaments. Favourite dishes were prepared for the would be mom in the lunch. Rituparna Sengupta was present in the baby shower ceremony.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting a Baby in 2019 Spring

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a Baby in 2019 spring. The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is pregnant. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring of 2019.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Kensington Palace said in a statement, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. 

Actress Kritika Sharma Accuses Casting Director Vicky Sidana of Attempted Rape

Actor Kritika Sharma has accused casting director Vicky Sidana of sexual harassment, attempted rape saying "He pushed me on bed, pulled down my pants & forced himself on me."
Kritika Sharma

In an interview, Kritika Sharma said that the harrowing incidence took place five years back when she had met the casting director for the first time for an audition. In 2013, Kritika met Vicky for an audition at his office. The actress said “I was sitting there - he walks up to me and the first question he threw at me was agar mai teri help karta hu, toh mujhe kya milega. I understood what he's trying to ask me. I said obviously if I become a known person in the industry - people will automatically get to know you cast me for this. He was like tu uski chinta mat kar - mera naam bahut hai already usko tu bhool ja - tu mujhe ye bata tu mere liye kya kar sakti hai.”

Kritika agreed to stay at Vicky’s house because he was married and she thought that it will be safe to stay with his wife. At his home, the casting director attempted rape as described by the actress.

Chetan Bhagat Counterattacks on MeToo Allegations

Ira Trivedi accused Chetan Bhagat for sexual harassment and now the author has posted screenshots of an email conversation with Ira.

Chetan Bhagat tweeted: "So who wanted to kiss whom? @iratrivedi’s self-explanatory email from 2013 to me, esp last line, easily shows her claims from 2010 are false, and she knows this too. This mental harassment of me and my family has to stop. Please don’t harm a movement with #fakecharges #harassed."

MeToo - MJ Akbar Filed Defamation Case Against Journalist Priya Ramani

Union Minister MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual harassment by number of women in India's #MeToo movement. The journalist turned politician has filed a defamation case against the first woman who named him, journalist Priya Ramani.

The former editor of newspapers like The Telegraph and the Asian Age was accused by Priya Ramani in a tweet on October 8 for sexual harassment. After Ms Ramani's allegation, more women posted their unpleasant stories against MJ Akbar and they are Prerna Singh Bindra, Ghazala Wahab, Shutapa Paul, Anju Bharti, Suparna Sharma, Shuma Raha, Malini Bhupta, Kanika Gahlout, Kadambari M Wade, Majlie de Puy Kamp and Ruth David.

In his defamation suit, Mr Akbar has accused Priya Ramani of "willfully, deliberately, intentionally and maliciously defaming" him on "completely false, frivolous, unjustifiable and scandalous grounds" and harming his goodwill and reputation.

Metoo Allegation From Nishtha Jain on Vinod Dua

Yet another sexual harassment allegation against a known personality of media.  Nishtha Jain posted in social media against Vinod Dua for misbehaving and harassing her sexually.

 Nishtha Jain wrote: "It was June 1989. I still remember the day because it was my birthday. There was extended family at home and mom was preparing for a little celebration in the evening. I was a recent graduate from Jamia Mass Communication Centre. I put on my favourite saree and left home with a fair amount of confidence for a job interview with a famous TV personality who had had a very popular show called Janvani. He was starting a new gig. It was supposed to be a political satire and I was interested. I was greeted with his typical sardonic smile. Before I could settle down he began telling a lewd sexual joke in that soft voice, barely opening his mouth. I don't remember the joke but it wasn't worth a laugh, just dirty. I felt hot in my face and I sat there most probably with an angry look. He explained the job and asked me what my expectations were and I quoted an amount that most graduates were getting at the time - 5,000 rupees. He looked at me and said, 'Tumhari aukat kya hai?' I dont know what had hit me. I was stunned. What was this about? I had faced sexual harassment early in life but this sort of humiliation was a new experience. By the time I reached home I was in tears. My birthday was ruined. I did tell my brother and friends about it. Soon after, I got a job as a video editor in Newstrack. I don't know how this man learnt about it. He had friends in my office who would inform him when I would be working late. One night as I came down to the parking, he was there. He said, he wanted to talk to me and asked me to enter his car - a black SUV/Jeep, I don't remember the make as I'm not into automobiles. Assuming that he wanted to apologise for his behaviour, I entered the car but before I could even settle down he began slobbering all over my face. I managed to get out and get into my office car and leave. I spotted him again in the parking in the coming nights and would go right back and wait till someone was ready to leave along with me in the office car. After a few days he stopped stalking me. The man was Vinod Dua. When I read about his outrage against Akshay Kumar's sexist words to his daughter Malika Dua, I said to myself he's obviously forgotten that he was no less sexist, no less misogynist, no less creepy a sexual harasser, potential rapist. If he did to me, I'm sure he would have done it to other women. Today, he does programmes explaining the world what constitutes sexual harassment. He should stop everything and look into his own shady past. I saw him on a thread which was expressing outrage the false accusations against Varun Grover. I could see what his mind was cooking up when stories against him spill out. I won't be surprised if he denies."

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sapna Bhavnani warns Amitabh Bachchan in #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement is growing daily with new names. This time celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani warns megastar Amitabh Bachchan in social media that his truth will come out soon. Is it true or publicity stunt? We have to wait and watch.

After a long silence, Amitabh Bachchan raised his voice supporting the #METoo movement, to which Sapna  Bhavnani replied, "This has to be the biggest lie ever. Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough.

 Although Sapna later clarified that she has not faced any incident of sexual misconduct at the hands of the Pink actor, but has personally heard of many incidents from other women. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Rachana Banerjee in New Looks

Rachana Banerjee is a well known name in Bengali film and TV industry. Rachana turned 44 just on 02 October this year but the actress with beautiful smile is still an young girl in mind. Rachana is enjoying holidays with her friends in Thailand and she has posted her photo in hot pants and halter neck top.
Rachana Banerjee

Rachana Banerjee has worked in many Bengali films. Apart from Bengali films, Rachana has worked in Oriya and Hindi films. Rachana - Prosenjit pair was once super hit in Bengali film industry. Among all the heroines of Prosenjit, Rachana has worked in maximum films with the super hero of Bengali film industry. Recently Rachana Banerjee is working in fewer films and she is hosting TV game show Didi No 1. Recently Rachana was in Thailand with her friends and her fans are lucky to view their favourite actress in a new look. Rachana is wearing hot pants and and halter neck top.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Rachana Banerjee - Rachana turns 44

Rachana Banerjee
Happy birthday to Bengali actress Rachana Banerjee. Rachana Banerjee was born on 2 October 1974 in Kolkata. Rachana has worked in both films and TV. Rachana has worked in Odia and Bengali films. Once Rachana and Prosenjit pair worked in many Bengali films, so far 35 films.

Rachana married Shiddhanta Mahapatra in 2004 but they got divorced. In 2007, Rachana got married to Probal Basu and they have a son named Pronil Basu.

Presently Rachana Banerjee is very popular as host of the TV show Didi No 1 in Zee Bangla.

Allegations of Tanushree Dutta on Nana Patekar - Reactions from Bollywood Celebs

Bollywood is stormed by the allegations made by actress Tanushree Dutta on Nana Patekar. Tanushree said that she was sexually harassed by veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar 10 years ago on the set of film 'Horn OK Please'. Many Bollywood actors extended their supports for Tanushree. Amitabh Bachchan is keeping himself in safe side.  

Tanushree said that the incident took place on the sets of ‘Horn OK Pleasss’. Ganesh Acharya was choreographing a duet song for that film where Nana and Tanushree were supposed to perform in the song sequence. The actress has accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her and having insisted on shooting an intimate song sequence in the film, even though it was not mentioned in her contract. Tanushree Dutta also stated that she was heckled by a mob when she refused to oblige. 

Ganesh Acharya said that he cannot confirm to Tanushree being heckled by a mob as claimed by her. According to him, Nana Patekar calling members of some political party never happened.

What Nana is Saying

Nana Patekar said that there were 200 people sitting in front of them on the sets. As the entire crew was present on the sets, he could not have done anything like that. He continued saying that no matter what someone says about him he will still continue to do what he has been doing in his life. 

What Bollywood Saying

Farhan Akhtar has extended his support for Tanushree through social media. Actress Sonam Kapoor asked people to stand together and support Tanushree. Social media star Janice Sequeira penned a thread about being present on set when that particular incident occurred. Other Bollywood stars like Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra, Twinkle Khanna, Richa Chadda, Renuka Shahane, Simi Garewal, Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu too have joined the bandwagon of actresses supporting Tanushree Dutta.

An eight years old video has resurfaced on the web where Dimple Kapadia said that she knows the dark sides of Nana Patekar. Dimple and Nana have worked together in  films like Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991), Angaar (1992), Krantiveer (1994) and Welcome Back (2015).

Amitabh Bachchan was recently asked for his views on this issue, the superstar said, "Na toh mera naam Tanushree Dutta hai aur na hi Nana Patekar."