Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations Against Rajat Kapoor

#MeToo movement has left no sones unturned in the charismatic film industry that we call Bollywood. One after another celebrities are getting exposed of having indulged in sexual harassment and misconduct in India. it was all set on fore with Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and has been extended to Vicky Bahl, Kailash Kher, Sajid Khan etcetera. Now in the exposure is Rajat Kapoor who is known t be a talented actor and a film maker. Here is an account of all his deeds. These are the sexual harassment and misconduct allegations against Rajat Kapoor.

Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon a popular journalist has released the screenshots of two separate accounts on Twitter. These tweets accuse the Indian filmmaker and popular actor, Rajat Kapoor of harassment.

Account 1: Journalist

Rajat Kapoor has been accused by a woman journalist of making her feel uncomfortable. According to her Rajat misbehaved with her while she was having a telephonic conversation with her. According to the lady, he said “are you as sexy as you sound.” He did not stop here but went on to inquire about her body measurements.

Acount 2: Assistant director

There is another women also who has accused him of sexual misconduct. This woman worked on one of his films as an assistant director to him. She accused Rajat of asking her to “shoot a film in an empty house.”

Anonymous

An anonymous user stepped forward accusing the actor of having sexually harassed her while she was just 20. The user said they usually interacted on Facebook, where she called him ‘Sir’ and he on the other hand called her a ‘little bitch’. It was when they met in Bandra that the incident took place. Kapoor insisted on dropping the girl home. She says,” he tried to hold my hand, touch my cheek…and tried kissing me not once, not twice, eight times.”

After effects of sexual allegations against Rajat Kapoor

In the wake of these allegations, his film Kadakh has been dropped from the MAMI line-up.

Rajat Kapoor responds to sexual harassment and misconduct charges against him

He says, “All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing. If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my apology.” Further he says, “I am sorry from the bottom of my heart- and sad that I was the cause of this hurt to another human being. If there is one thing more important to me than even my work, it is to be a good human being. And I have tried to be that person. And now, I will try harder.

All in all, these are the sexual harassment and misconduct allegations against Rajat Kapoor. With an exposure on such  a wide scale it is difficult to say when these accusations will come to a halt and how many women have actually felt a prey to the same.

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