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    Ajay Devgn refuses to comment on #MeToo allegations against co-star Alok Nath

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    Ajay was talking on the sidelines of the trailer launch of his film 'De De Pyaar De'.

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    Ajay Devgn (L) refused to comment on the allegations against Alok Nath (R) at the movie's trailer launch by saying that it was not the right place to talk about it.
    MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn on Tuesday refrained from commenting on the #MeToo allegations against his 'De De Pyaar De' co-star Alok Nath.

    Writer Vinta Nanda had accused Nath of rape last year.

    When producer Luv Ranjan was asked to comment on the same, Ajay intervened saying, "This is not the right place to talk about it."

    "And jinki aap baat kar rahe hai woh film uske pehle complete hui (the film was completed before the allegations surfaced against the concerned person)

    Ajay was talking on the sidelines of the trailer launch of his film 'De De Pyaar De'.

    The trailer was launched on the occasion of Ajay's 50th birthday.

    The film, also featuring Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh, is directed by Akiv Ali. It releases on May 17.

    2018: The Year When #MeToo Shook India

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    2018: The Year Of #MeToo In India

    2018 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement in India. Inspired by a global campaign against sexual harassment and assault, women across the spectrum opened up and shared their stories about abuse by men in positions of power. And it began in October with actress Tanushree Dutta accusing actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment while shooting for the 2008 film 'Horn Ok Please'.

    What followed was a series of posts by other women who shared their experiences with the world. From actors, film directors to advertising top guns, artists and writers and politicians, women professionals called out obnoxious behaviour at the workplace. From unwanted attention in the office to sexual innuendos on the film set, there were many kinds of allegations that surfaced.

    While some of these are still struggling in the industry amidst the allegations, some succeeded in getting a clean chit from authorities. Recently, rumours surfaced that Patekar has been given a clean chit. However, the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress quashed the rumours. However, director Vikas Bahl, who was one of the prime accusees, has been set free from all charges against him. The internal complaints committee of Reliance Entertainment, today, set the 'Queen' director free, who was accused by an employee of Phantom films under the #MeToo movement.

    (In Pic: From top left, Nana Patekar, Aditi Mittal, Subhash Ghai, Anirban Das Blah. From bottom left, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Jatin Das, Vikas Bahl)


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