The MeToo movement has taken the nation by storm.List of celebrities who are being named in MeToo are increasing exponentially with every passing day. I have tried to compile a list of celebrities who were named till now along with related details.Have a look

Nana Patekar [Actor]

nana patekar

Allegation :

Actress Tanushree Dutta had accused the veteran actor of sexually harassing her during the shoot of the movie Horn Ok Pleasss which got released in 2009.

Current Status :

Nana Patekar has denied all the allegations and has sent a legal notice to the actress.Meanwhile the actress has filed the FIR against the actor.Cinema and TV actors Association too has sent a show cause notice to the actor regarding the matter.

Vivek Agnihotri [Director]

vivek agnihotri

Allegation :

The actress Tanushree Dutta had accused that director Vivek Agnohotri had told her to remove her clothes for a dance sequence with actor Irrfan Khan during the shoot of the movie Chocolate[2005].

Current Status :

Vivek Agnihotri has denied all the allegations and sent a legal notice to the actress through his lawyers. Tanushree too had filed the FIR against the director in Mumbai.

Vinod Dua [Journalist]

Vinod Dua

Allegation :

Popular journalist Vinod Dua has been accused of sexual harassment by documentary film maker Nishtha Jain.In a detailed twitter post she has described the entire incident which had happened in the year of 1989 after a job interview with Vinod Dua.According to Nishtha Jain, Mr Vinod Dua had sexually harassed her inside a car,then stalked her for a while after facing rejection.

Current Status :

There has no public statement from Mr Vinod Dua regarding the case.But her daughter and popular comedian Mallika Dua has expressed solidarity towards the accuser and has also stated that she will stand by her father in his fight. Wire, the media company where is currently air’s a show called Jan Gan Man has issued a statement saying they are looking into the matter and will wait for the further developments.

Vipul Shah [Film Director]

Vipul Shah

Allegation :

There has no public statement from Mr Vinod Dua regarding the case.But her daughter and popular comedian Mallika Dua has expressed solidarity towards the accuser and has also stated that she will stand by her father in his fight. Wire, the media company where is currently air’s a show called Jan Gan Man has issued a statement saying they are looking into the matter and will wait for the further developments.

Current Status :

There has no public statement from Mr Vinod Dua regarding the case.But her daughter and popular comedian Mallika Dua has expressed solidarity towards the accuser and has also stated that she will stand by her father in his fight. Wire, the media company where is currently air’s a show called Jan Gan Man has issued a statement saying they are looking into the matter and will wait for the further developments.

Jatin Das [Painter and Sculptor]

Jatin Das

Allegation :

Four different women including conservationist Nisha Bora and journalist Shree Paradkar have accused veteran painter and sculptor Jatin Das of sexual harassment during various occasions.

Current Status :

Jatin Das has denied the allegations and called it painful.His daughter Nandita Das [multiple award winning Indian actress/director] has expressed her solidarity with her father.At the same she has also mentioned that she will also stand by the victims of sexual harassment.

Utsav Chakraborty [Stand Up Comedian]

Allegation

Writer Mahima Kukreja had accused the stand up comedian of sending him nude pictures of his private parts.Mahima has also shared screenshots of chats the comedian had with other women

Current Status

Utsav Chakraborty had issued a statement regarding the matter.In the statement he did not deny the allegations but has requested to see the entire matter in the context of the entire situation.He has also stated that it was casual for him to send the nude pictures as it has become a common phenomenon today.

Alok Nath [Actor]

Allegation :

Vinta Nanda, the writer/producer of 1990’s popular television series Tara had accused the actor of sexual harassment through a Facebook post.Actress Sandhya Mridul too backed the accusations of Vinta Nanda  by sharing her own harassment experience with the actor during the shoot of a telefilm.

Current Status :

Alok Nath has given a statement where he stated that he will neither deny nor agree to what accuser has said. He also said that he deserves the credit for her career.CINTAA has said that they are going to send a show cause notice to the actor regarding the issue.

Karim Morani [Producer]

Karim Morani

Allegation :

Producer of Chennai Express, Karim Morani has been accused by an actress from Delhi who wished to remain anonymous of sexual harassment.In a media interview, she had accused the actor of raping and then blackmailing her using the explicit photos of her taken after the assault.

Current Status :

Karim Morani has not responded to these allegations yet.

Vikas Bahl [Director]

Allegation :

A former employee of Phantom films had accused Vikas of sexually harassment during the shoot of Queen[2014]. Later actress Kangana Ranaut and Nayani Dixit who were part of the project backed the allegations by saying that they too have gone through the similar experience during the shoot of the film.Director and co founders of Phantom films, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have also backed the actresses allegations.But actress Kangana Ranaut has questioned the sincerity of Anurag Kashyap support in the matter.

Current Status

Vikas Bahl has sent legal notices to both Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and has given them an ultimatum of 24 hours to apologize for their remarks on him.

Arjun Sarja [Actor]

Arjun Sarja

Allegation :

Popular multilingual actor Arjun Sarja was accused by Kannada actress Sruthi Hariharan of sexual harassment during the shoot of bilingual movie Vismaya/Nibunan released in 2017.

Current Status

Arjun Sarja has denied the denied the allegations. Mr.Sarja has filed a defamation case against the actress in city civil court, Bangalore. Case is currently in the court.

Rajat Kapoor [Actor/director]

rajat kapoor

Allegation

Three women including a filmmaker named Katherine Filaseta have accused the Rajat Kapoor of sexual harassment on several occasions.

Current Status

The actor has apologized for his act in a tweet.Jio MAMI film festival has dropped the screening of Rajat’s film.

Aditi Mittal [Stand up comedian]

aditi mittal

Allegation

Stand up comedian Kaneez Surka had accused fellow comedian Aditi Mittal of kissing her on mouth without the consent in a public event. Kaneez has apparently stated that,Aditi who is currently one of the leading voices of MeToo movement should have cleared her books before preaching others.

Current Status

Aditi Mittal has offered an unconditional apology in a twitter post.She has also mentioned that her kiss was a part of an act and should have been taken as a joke.

Varun Grover [Screen writer/lyricist/stand up comedian]

Varun Grover

Allegation

Popular lyricist cum standup comedian had been accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous women who claimed to be a fellow student in BHU.The women through her twitter post had accused the actor of groping her during a play rehearsal.

Current Status

Varun Grover has denied all the allegations and has issued a statement through a twitter post regarding the allegations.

Mukesh Chhabra [Casting Director]

Mukesh Chhabra

Allegation

Bollywood casting director Mukesh Chhabra was accused by two different women of harassment during auditions.

Current Status

Mukesh Chhabra has denied all the allegations and has issued a statement regarding the matter. He has also filed a case against the news media which carried this news.

Chetan Bhagat [Author]

chetan bhagath

Allegation

Two women including a journalist named Anushree Majumdar has accused the celebrated author of harassment.

Current Status

Chetan Bhagat has acknowledged the genuineness of the whatsapp screenshots posted by the accuser and has issued an apology regarding the matter.On the other hand he has refused to be called a harasser.

Stalin K Padma [Documentary Filmmaker]

Allegation

Independent filmmaker and human rights activist Stalin K Padma has been accused by two different women of harassament.Both of them have accused that Mr Stalin had behaved with them inappropriately by touching and hugging them without any consent.  

Current Status

The filmmaker has not responded to these allegations yet.

Vairamuthu [Lyricist]

Vairamuthu

Allegation

Popular singer Chinmayi Sripaada has accused veteran Tamil lyricist Varamuthu of sexual harassment during one of their international event happened at Switzerland in 2005-06.The singer has accused that Mr Vairamuthu had insisted her to co operate,failing which her career will be over.

Current Status

Vairamuthu has refuted the allegations through a tweet in which he has stated it has become a fashion to accuse innocent people.

Radha Ravi [Actor]

Allegation

Veteran Tamil actor was accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous women through a tweet shared by actress Varalakshmi Sarathkumar.The women has accused that the actor had tried to physically misbehave and invited for further sexual favours during an official visit regarding a work.

Current Status

The actor has not responded on the matter yet.

Mukesh [Actor/TV Host/Politician]

Mukesh

Allegation

Casting director Tess Joseph has accused the Malayalam actor cum TV host Mukesh of harassing her during the shoot of a television show.

Current Status

The actor has responded to the allegations by saying that he does not recall the incident and has also stated that he is in the process of filing a defamation case.

Kailash Kher [Singer]

kailash kher

Allegation

Singer Sona Mohapatra has accused the singer of physically misbehaving with her during a project discussion.

Current Status

Kailash Kher has not yet responded to the allegations.

Piyush Mishra [Actor/Screen Writer]

piyush mishra

Allegation

The veteran actor cum writer has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist named Ketki Joshi.She has said through a facebook post that the incident happened in 2014 during a private party where the actor was invited as a chief guest.

Current Status

Piyush Mishra has not responded to the allegations yet.

Gaurang Doshi [Producer]

gaurang doshi

Allegation

Actress Flora Saini has accused the producer Gaurang Doshi of physical abuse while they were in a live in relationship way back in 2007.The actress has also released a picture of her in a wounded state.

Current Status

Gaurang Doshi has not responded to the allegations yet.

Karthik [Singer/Composer]

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Allegation

Popular Tamil singer Karthik has been accused by an anonymous woman of harassment through a post shared by Journalist Sandhya Menon.The claim was backed a fellow singer who had also wished to remain anonymous. Through series of screenshots of whatsapp messages she has stated that Karthik used to send sexually explicit messages,images and also used to physically misbehave with women at various occasions.

Current Status

Karthik has not yet responded to all the allegations.

Rajesh Pillai [Director]

Rajesh Pillai

Allegation

Actress Divya Unni has accused the late director of offering a role in the film in exchange to sexual favours.

Current Status

As the director Rajesh Pillai is no more, status of this case remains unclear.

Sajid Khan [Director]

sajid khan

Allegation

Television actress Saloni Chopra has accused director Sajid Khan of emotional harassment and inappropriate behaviour. 

She also also accused her ex boyfriend Zain Durrani of physical abuse and director Vikas Behl for being sexist to her.

Current Status

The director is yet to respond on the matter.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya [Singer]

Allegation

The popular singer has been accused of physical misbehaviour by a flight attendant.She said that the incident happened in a pub at Kolkota.

Current Status

The singer has denied the allegations and also stated that only fat ugly women are joining the MeToo movement.

Suhel Seth [Author/speaker]

suhel seth

Allegation

Singaporean based film maker Natashja Rathore has accused the author and consultant Suhel Seth of sexual harassament.She has stated that the incident this happened after a meeting at Suhel’s office.

Current Status

There has been no response from Suhel Seth yet regarding the allegations.

Siddharth Bhatia [Journalist]

siddharth Bhatia

Allegation

The founder editor of Wire, Mr Siddharth Bhatia has been accused by two people named Reema Sanyal and Bharti Shukla of sending lewd messages to juniors.

Current Status

Siddhart Bhatia has denied all the allegations and denied knowing the accusers.The wire has requested people to post their complaints to their internal enquiry committee.

Ashish Patil [Business and Telent head of Yash Raj Films]

ashish patil

Allegation

Yash Raj Film’s Business and Talent head Ashish Patil has been accused by a former model and actress of physical harassment.The aspiring actress has accused that Mr Ashish touching and forcefully kissing her after the actress had agreed to go on a drive which she had thought as a part of their professional meet.

Current Status

Mr Ashish has denied all the allegations and urged the actress to come out with proper evidence to back her allegations.Meanwhile Yash Raj Film has issued a detailed statement regarding the issue and has promised to take a strict action.

Subhash Ghai [Director]

Subhash Ghai

Allegation

Veteral Bollywood director Subhash Ghai has been accused of sexual assault by an unknown women.In a tweet shared by writer Mahima Kukreja who claims to know the women personally it has been revealed the director had sexually assaulted the women without any consent.

Current Status

Response of Subhash Ghai regarding the allegation is yet to come.

M J Akbar [Ex Journalist/Politician]

MJ Akbar

Allegation

Several female journalists have accused the journalist turned politician of sexual harassment.

Current Status

MJ Akbar,who is currently serving as a minister of state of external affairs has not responded to these allegations yet. There has been a growing demand for his resignation following the allegations.

Luv Ranjan [Director]

Allegation

One of the most successful young directors of Bollywood, Luv Ranjan has been accused by an actress of harassment during an audition for one of his films.She has stated that the director had asked her to strip down to innerwear’s without any hesitation.The whole incident made her to leave the audition right away.

Current Status

Luv Ranjan has denied all the allegations and has called it absurd.

Raghu Dixit [Singer/composer]

raghu dixit

Allegation

A singer [who wished to remain anonymous] has accused the popular folk singer cum composer Raghu Dixit of physical misbehaviour during a recording session.Singer Chinmayi Sripaada had tweeted the accusation on behalf of her friend.

Current Status

Raghu Dixit has accepted his mistake and has issued an apology through a tweet.

Kushan Nandy [Director]

Allegation

Actress Chitrangada Singh has accused the director Kushan Nandy of humiliating her during the shoot of the film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. The actress has revealed that the director told her to strip and lay on fellow actor Nawazuddhin Siddique’s body in an atrocious manner.This behaviour of director had apparently led the actress to walk out of the project.She has also claimed that during the incident,fellow actor Nawazuddhin and a female casting director were silent spectators.

Current Status

This is the second time Chitrangada is making these allegations.She had made these accusations during the release of the film as well.And the entire team had refuted the allegations back then.

Other notable cases of alleged harassment's before MeToo movement

Subhash Kapoor {Director]

Actress Geetika Tyagi had accused the director Subhash Kapoor of sexual misconduct way back in 2014.She had uploaded a video on youtube where she was seen slapping the director.The actress had filed the FIR against the director following which he was arrested by the Mumbai police.Subhash Kapoor who is currently out of bail now has directed three movies since then.

In the wake of recent developments, actor Aamir Khan who was supposed to play the music Mogul Gulshan Kumar in his biopic Mogul which was going to be helmed by Subhash Kapoor has decided to walk out of the project.

Papon [Singer]

papon

Popular singer Papon was accused of forcefully kissing a minor without consent on the sets of a reality show. But the girl herself along with other judges of the show had extended their full faith and support towards the singer.

Kangana Ranaut [Actress]

After several rounds of allegations by actress Kangana Ranaut, actor Hrithik Roshan had accused the actress of stalking him by sending large amount of sexually explicit emails. Kangana Ranaut’s Ex- Boyfriend Adhyayan Suman too had accused her of physical abuse and emotional harassment. The actress has refused all the allegations and has continued to accuse Hrithik Roshan till date.

Author :

Karthik

Karthik

Co Founder/Purely Cinema

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