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#MeToo: After Sona Mohapatra another singer calls out Kailash Kher and Toshi Sabri for sexual harassment

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shifa Khan | Updated on: 17 Oct 2018, 10:02:24 AM
#MeToo: After Sona Mohapatra another singer calls out Kailash Kher/ Image: Instagram

New Delhi:

Right after Tanushree Dutta opened a can of worms by accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of her 2008 flick, Horn OK Pleassss, many people are braving out to share their horror stories of sexual harassment at the hands of powerful men in Bollywood. 

A few days back, singer Sona Mohapatra came out to speak about sexual harassment allegations against Kailash Kher. Mohapatra shared her experience on Twitter days after a journalist came forward to allege inappropriate behaviour by Kher.

After Mohapatra levelled allegations against the singer, another singer Varsha Singh Dhanoa has also hurled allegations against him, in a music video that she has posted online.

Narrating how she got acquainted with him, the singer claimed that Kher had called her to say he wanted to meet her and went on to message her saying, “Mujhe tumse pyaar karna hai (I want to make love to you).” The singer has also requested that the Kher’s Padma Shri award be taken back.

Along with Kher, She also accused music director and composer Toshi Sabri of making unwelcomed sexual advances. 

In her video, Varsha also accused Sabri, saying that he called her for a recording and insisted that she sit with him in his car and offered her liquor. He then put his hand on her thigh. She also said that he tried to force himself on her in a record room. The singer said that she was going through depression at that point, and the incident scarred her deeply. As a result, she couldn't meet any director for her singing career.

Watch her complete video here:

#MeToo movement has caused an uproar in Bollywood, names of many prominent personalities from the industry has come forth.
After Nana, Vicky Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher and Toshi Sabri is the latest addition to the list who has been accused of harassment and sexual misconduct.

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First Published : 17 Oct 2018, 09:25:14 AM