Bollywood actress Payal Ghosh has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. Payal took to social media to open up against Kashyap. Seeking justice, Payal tagged the office of the Prime Minister of India. @anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help!," tweeted Payal.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah is the latest to be accused of sexual harassment. Iranian actor Elnaaz Norouzi, who starred in Netflix’s Sacred Games, has claimed that Vipul Shah touched her inappropriately and tried to kiss her several times on the pretext of giving her an important role in his latest film Namaste England. (Image: Reuters)
After Sona Mohapatra accused Anu Malik of being serial offender, another singer has come forward with her own #MeToo story about the Bollywood music-composer. Singer Shweta Pandit has accused Malik of sexually harassing her when she was 15. In a long post on Twitter, Pandit has recounted her ordeal and called Malik a pedophile". She has also thanked Mohapatra for calling him out and urged others who have been exploited by him in the past, to speak up. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Senior journalist Vinod Dua became the latest from the media industry to be called out for alleged sexual harassment, with filmmaker Nishtha Jain saying he stalked her for several days. In a detailed note on Facebook, Jain said when she met Dua for a job interview in 1989, he allegedly narrated a 'lewd sexual joke' to her. The filmmaker further claims that the journalist stalked her and also slobbered all over” her face. (Image: News 18)
Actress Saloni Chopra accused director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment while she worked with him as an assistant. She also accused Vikas Bahl, who is already facing sexual harassment charges from a former employee, of being a sexist. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Subhash Ghai has been accused of rape with an anonymous woman alleging that he spiked her drink and then sexually assaulted her, a claim the director strictly and firmly" denied. The woman claims he once forcefully kissed her but tried to pacify her the next day by calling the incident a 'lover's tiff'. (Image: Viral Bhayani)
As the ‘Me Too’ movement gathers momentum in the country, allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced against union minister and former journalist MJ Akbar. The minister of state for external affairs has been accused of sexual harassment by at least four women. (Image: Reuters)
Actor Rohit Roy has been accused of sexually harassing an unnamed woman. The accuser, who reached out to a journalist through social media, alleged that she had been persistently harassed by Rohit. In the harrowing first-person account, the woman claimed that Rohit would send her suggestive" messages when she was about 16-year-old. "He's harassed me on several occasions since, trying to get me to kiss him. Including when his wife (was) in the next room," she wrote. (Image: AFP)
Singer Kailash Kher was accused of sexual harrasement by singer Sona Mohapatra. She said, I met Kailash for coffee in Prithvi Café to discuss a forthcoming concert where both our bands were playing & after the usual, a hand on my thigh with lines likes, your so beautiful, feel so good that a ‘musician got you’ (Ram) not an actor." (Image: Instagram)
Veteran TV writer, producer and director Vinta Nanda, in a detailed Facebook post, has alleged that Alok Nath raped her more than once 19 years ago after he was sacked from their iconic show Tara for misbehaving with its lead actress. (Image: AFP)
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000.The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police confirmed to The Associated Press that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 brought by the woman named in the lawsuit. (Image: AP)
Journalist Sandhya Menon who has been one of the main drivers of this phase of the movement in the country, has been sharing the deeply disturbing allegations she has been receiving from diverse women professionals made against industry stalwarts. The latest name to come out is that of filmmaker and actor Rajat Kapoor, who has been accused of behaving inappropriately with three women in three different incidents. Menon posted screenshots of her conversations with the alleged victims, leading to a massive outcry on social media. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Actress Tanushree Dutta sent Bollywood into a panic when she accused critically-acclaimed, veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on a film set some years ago. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Award winning film director Vikas Bahl, best known for directing Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen, has been accused of sexually harassing a woman employee of Phantom Films. (Image: News18 archives)
A Twitter user accused actor-comedian Utsav Chakraborty, an ex-AIB member, of sending sexually explicit messages to her and several other women. There are also allegations of sexual misconduct against the group's founder-member Gursimran Khamba.
Author Chetan Bhagat was accused of sending inappropriate texts to a woman journalist.
Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Kapoor was accused by journalist-turned-actress of molestation.
A female journalist accused singer Kailash Kher of harassment. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested over alleged abduction and sexual assault of an actress.