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Indian actor Rajat Kapoor accused of sexual harassment by three women

Dawn 2018-10-08 12:17:20

India weeds out another Bollywood actor Rajat Kapoor for sexual harassment. This time, three women have spoken up against his misconduct towards them.

Last weekend, Sandhya Menon, an Indian journalist, took to Twitter to expose all the men in the industry who sexually harassed her and also encouraged other women to come forward with similar stories and name and shame the harassers.

Two women took the opportunity to call out Rajat Kapoor and shared screenshots of the actor making inappropriate sexual advances towards them.


During a phone interview with a Times of India journalist, Kapoor asked her, "Are you as sexy as you sound?" and continued to make her feel uncomfortable throughout the duration of the call.

Another shared that "he wanted me to shoot a film for him in an empty house" and inquired if she knew of any. It was only after the conversation that she realised what he meant.

The screenshots encouraged others to come forward with allegations against the actor.



Rajat took to Twitter to apologise for his misconduct and wrote, "If I have slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my apology."



After Tanushree Dutta came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar, women in India have been coming forward to expose the men in their respective industries at the hands of who they've faced harassment/assault.