Hyderabad: Post allegations of sexual harassment by an anonymous woman, a complaint has been filed against filmmaker Subhash Ghai by model-actress, Kate Sharma, who has accused him of molestation.
Kate alleged that the ‘Taal’ filmmaker molested her by forcefully trying to kiss and hug her.
“He called me to his house on August 6. There were about five to six people at his house and in front of everybody, he asked me to give him a massage. It was shocking for me but I respected his seniority and agreed. I massaged him for two to three minutes and went to the washroom to wash my hand. He followed me to there. He then took me to his room saying that he wanted to talk to me about something. However, he grabbed me and tried to hug and kiss me,” narrated Kate.
Kate further said she tried to stop him but Ghai tried to threaten her.
“I told him that I wanted to leave. He then threatened me and said that he will not launch me if I do not stay with him for the night.”
Earlier this week, an unknown woman alleged that Ghai spiked her drink and then sexually assaulted her, a claim the director “strictly and firmly” denied on Thursday.
When contacted, 73-year-old Ghai told PTI, “It is sad that it is becoming a fashion to malign anyone known, bringing some stories from past without any truth or blown up false allegations if all. I deny strictly and firmly all false allegations like these.”
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, which gained pace in India after Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of harassing her, accusations are being levelled against many personalities in the media and the entertainment industry, including Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor and many others.