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Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath has filed a defamation case against Vinta Nanda who accused him of sexually harassing her, media reports said.

Vinta Nanda, a veteran writer-producer of the avant-garde 1990s' show "Tara" fame, has accused actor Alok Nath -- known for his "sanskaari" on-screen image -- of sexually violating her almost two decades ago.

 "It is easy to make the allegations, of an incident which took place 19 years back; this itself shows that the allegations are false on the face of it. A person will never wait for a period of 19 years to make such allegations, especially when we have a democracy, when we have a proper ministry over here, to look after all these things." He had also threatened Nanda with a defamation suit, "If this defamation continues we will definitely file a defamation suit and bring injunction so that she can't make baseless allegations in media and defame my client" Ashok Saraogi, Nath's lawyer had said earlier.

 "I feel all this has been done only to defame his image and nothing beyond that. This is nothing but systematic conspiracies made by these people to suddenly defame his reputation under the name of the #MeToo campaign. I'm not against the #MeToo campaign, but as far as Alok Nath is concerned all the allegations are false," Saraogi was quoted saying by Economic Times.

"He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour, many of the guys would also egg him on to be his worst," Nanda wrote, adding that he even harassed the show's lead actress who was not interested in him.
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