In a Facebook post, Actor-director Nandita Das Nandita said despite the “disturbing” allegations against her father, she would continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and will lend help to the women coming forward with stories of abuse and harassment.
She also warned that women need to be “sure” about their allegations before accusing someone. Jatin Das is the latest addition to a growing list of men who have been named as part of the #MeToo campaign that has taken the country by storm by the co-founder of a paper-making company, Tuesday came forward to claim that she was sexually harassed 14 years ago by Jatin Das .
“As a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, I want to reiterate that I will continue to add my voice to it, despite the disturbing allegations made against my father, which he has categorically denied,” she wrote on the social networking site. “I have maintained from the very start that this is the time we all need to listen so that women (and men) feel safe to speak up. At the same time, it is also important to be sure about allegations so as not to dilute the movement,” the actor said.
The Padma Bhushan awardee labelled the allegations against him as “vulgar”. “I am shocked. All kinds of things are happening these days… Some people do things and some people make allegations. I don’t know her, I have never met her, and even if I did meet somebody somewhere one doesn’t behave like this… It is vulgar,” Das told PTI.