Internet is a crazy place and sometimes it is the reason why things go out of proportions. Something similar happened to these men. Here is a compilation of 10 men who were Victims of me-too movement and were accused of harassment, cheating and what not, but allegations failed to be proved.
1. Vikas Bahl
The so-called victim accused him of an unfortunate ordeal that happened while the director was shooting for his movie “Bombay Velvet”. Bahl’s name was removed from the credits of Super 30, a film that he had directed. A few weeks later an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) was set up to investigate the incident. However a few days later, on June 1, Bahl received a clean chit. In Super 30 his directorial credit restored subsequently. All the allegations stand dropped.
2. Mobashar Jawed Akbar
MJ Akbar is India’s former junior foreign minister, and one of the most high-profile personality to fall victim to the Me-Too Movement. He resigned from his post after getting accusations. Akbar claimed that the allegations were a political conspiracy. Allegations remained unproved.
3. Varun Grover
He is an award-winning lyricist and writer. A former student of Banaras Hindu University accused Grover of misbehaving with her. In 2001 on the pretext of working on a play it happened, as claimed by the woman. Allegations remained not proved.
4. Kailash Kher
A singer-performer accused him of indecent touching and making her feel uncomfortable. She made sure to cry out loud on the social media platform. However, she did not file any police complaint. We wonder why? He has no intention of disrespecting anyone, said Kailash Kher.
5. Luv Ranjan
Luv Ranjan is a filmmaker famed of Sonu Ke Titu Ke Sweety. An unnamed woman actor accused him of sexual misconduct. The actor, in an interview, said that the incident happened in 2010. Luv refused on the authenticity of the incident and said he is ready to face proper inquiry too. The book is closed since then.
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6. Karan Oberoi
An unnamed woman filed a complaint against him stating that he had a physical relationship with her on the pretext of a promised wedding. Oberoi spent about a month in jail and was bailed out after that. The woman was held guilty of criminal conspiracy because she provided some false information in her FIR. The court hinted that there is a possibility of partial and flawed investigation, hence the bail was approved.
7. Subhash Ghai
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai accused in an anonymous account of drugging and raping a woman. Ghai denied the allegations. He said it is becoming a fashion to defame people nowadays. Maybe he is also amongst the Victims of me too movement There has been no formal investigation hence not guilty until proven is the present stand.
8. Abhishek Bachchan
On the wedding of Abhishek and Aishwarya, a model-cum-actress Jhanvi Kapoor attempted suicide outside their home: Prateeksha located at Juhu. She was one of the dancers in the song Dus Bahane from Abhishek’s 2005 film Dus and claimed that Abhishek had already married her a year ago and has cheated on her. However, none of the allegations were proved.
9. Madhur Bhandarkar
An aspiring model/actress accused that he took physical advantage of her by promising a good role in his movies. She claimed that he never gave her any role and just used her. But there was a lack of evidence to prove any of the allegations and hence he stands innocent.
Sometimes, things are blown out of proportion by the internet. Same happened on the sets of Sa re ga ma pa, where Papon put Holi colors on the cheeks of a female contestant and kissed her. The gesture was not sexual as can be clearly seen in the footage but the internet claimed otherwise. He quit the show later.