Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal’s father, action director Sham Kaushal has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Assistant director Nameeta Prakash, who has worked on films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Ab Tak Chappan, has spoken out against Sham. She took to her Twitter handle to share her #MeToo story. She said Sham asked her to join him for a drink in his room during an outdoor shoot, and also tried to show pornographic content on his phone.
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She posted: “Back in 2006 on an outdoor shoot, Sham Kaushal, the famous and award-winning Bollywood stunt director decided that I should be going to his room after wrap to drink vodka, the sound of that was just so wrong that I lied to him & told him I don’t drink at all. He tried to insist, by saying that I didn’t know what I am missing out on and when I stuck my ground he picked up his phone and suddenly plugged it in-front of me with a porn MMS video clip on it.”
This is my story and i stand by it, Thank You @AGirlOfHerWords #metoo #timesup https://t.co/ZuadGiXFyr
— Nameeta Prakash (@namabird7) October 14, 2018
Father of actors Vicky and Sunny Kaushal, Sham today in the morning took to Twitter and tendered an apology after being accused of sexual harassment.
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He wrote, “Ever since I have been working in this industry I have tried my best to be a good human being professionally and personally, never wishing to hurt or disrespect anyone. I have read the allegations made against me by some crew members. If I have unintentionally caused any hurt or anguish, I unconditionally apologise to the ladies, to the production houses, and to each & every member of the film fraternity.”
— Sham kaushal (@ShamKaushal) October 15, 2018
The #MeToo movement in India gained momentum after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment during the shooting of 2008 film Horn ok Pleasss.