In a recent appalling incident, a 33-year-old woman has reportedly accused dancer and choreographer Ganesh Acharya of depriving her of work and demanding commission for getting her work projects.
The woman has also alleged that the choreographer who is also the General Secretary of Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association (IFTCA), forced her to watch adult videos.
Now Ganesh has reacted to the allegations by the woman. However, Acharya claims that these allegations are false and that is being targetted owing to his stance in the IFTCA.
A media report was quoted as saying “I haven’t met her [the complainant] personally. Such allegations will come up as I have taken a stand against coordinators and supported dance masters and dancers. Why should the federation have dance coordinators? Due to exploitation by these coordinators, today dancers are in the worst condition. Since I’m supporting dancers and dance masters, I am being targetted. And I will continue to fight against them and will keep supporting these dancers. I’ll file a defamation case against them, as I want to teach them a lesson.”
The complaint against Acharya has been filed at the Maharashtra Women’s Commission and Amboli Police Station.
The complainant, who is a choreographer at the IFTCA, further alleged that Acharya has been harassing her ever since he became the General Secretary of the association.
For the uninitiated, Saroj Khan, a noted choreographer had earlier accused Acharya of exploiting his dancers as well as maligning the stature of the Cine Dancers Association (CDA).