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Bengali Actress Rupanjana Mitra Alleges Filmmaker Arindam Sil Of Sexual Misconduct

In An Interview, Rupanjana Mitra Claimed Arindam Sil Behave Inappropriately With Her During A Script-narration Session At His Office.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 13 Jan 2020, 03:24:01 PM
Bengali Actress Rupanjana Mitra Alleges Filmmaker Arindam Sil Of Sexual Misconduct

Bengali Actress Rupanjana Mitra Alleges Filmmaker Arindam Sil Of Sexual Misconduct (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

The #MeToo wave that took Bollywood, Hollywood by storm has finally entered the Bengali film and television industry as popular TV face Rupanjana Mitra has made shocking allegations of sexual misconduct against renowned filmmaker Arindam Sil. In an interview the actress claimed Sil behave inappropriately with her during a script-narration session at his office.

Narrating the incident Rupanjana told ABP digital, "He had called me in his office to read out the script of the first episode of Bhumikanya. It was a few days before Durga puja. Surprisingly there was nobody in his office when I reached there at 5 pm. I had an uncanny feeling. Suddenly he got up from his seat and started moving his hand over my head and back. It was only him and me in his office. I was feeling scared that I would probably get raped now and desperately praying for someone to enter the room. After a while I could not take it anymore and firmly asked him to speak to me about the script. He perhaps understood that I was not that kind of woman who would give in to his tricks. He suddenly entered the director mode and started explaining the script to me and within five minutes his wife entered the office."

Rupanjana has shared that she broke down after coming out of his office. Clarifying why she did not open up about the incident earlier, she said she was contract-bound with the channel in question and had to keep in mind not to tarnish its reputation.

Arindam Sil on being quizzed about Rupanjana’s allegation firmly denied them. The filmmaker told the portal, "This is probably a political stunt. I don't know why she is saying all this. We are old friends. The day she is referring to, she texted me after leaving my office saying 'I am so excited'. I still have the text with me and can show it. Why would she text someone who has behaved inappropriately with her? She is lying."

Rupanjana Mitra is a popular face in Bengali television and has appeared in daily soaps like Sindoor Khela, Soti, Khela and Ek Akasher Niche among others. Actor-director Arindam Sil on the other hand is known for helming movies like Har Har Byomkesh, Eagoler Chokh and being an executive producer to Bollywood projects like Meri Pyaar Bindu, Gunday, Kahani

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First Published : 13 Jan 2020, 03:23:47 PM