In the growing list of men who have been named in India and Bollywood’s #MeToo wave, famous painter and father of actor-director Nandita Das, Jatin Das, was the latest addition. Two women came out on Tuesday night and named and shamed their alleged harasser for subjecting them to sexual assault.
However, the Padma Bhushan awardee has denied the allegations and said these days a “game” was going on to level allegations against people for the “fun” of it.
Jatin Das further labelled the allegations against him as “vulgar”.
“I am shocked. All kinds of things are happening these days… Some people do things and some people make allegations. I don’t know her, I have never met her, and even if I did meet somebody somewhere one doesn’t behave like this…it is vulgar,” Jatin told Indian media.
“There is a game going on, some people are real, have done some things while some people are making allegations for the fun of it,” he added.
Additionally, Nandita Das also took to her Facebook and broke her silence against the allegations made against her father and said that “despite the allegations” she will “continue to support to the #MeToo movement”.
Terming the allegations as “disturbing” she said that, “I have maintained from the very start that this is the time we all need to listen so that women (and men) feel safe to speak up. At the same time, it is also important to be sure about allegations so as not to dilute the movement.”
Das said she has received support from “friends and strangers – who are concerned and are trusting my integrity”.
“I do believe the truth will prevail. And that is all I have to say on this matter,” she asserted.
Earlier, Nisha Bora alleged that Das had groped and forcefully kissed her in 2004, following which another woman stepped forward and alleged that Jatin harassed her, India Today reported. Bora was 28-years-old and married at the time of the incident.
The other woman, Anushree Majumdar had also opened up about her encounter with Das. Anushree revealed that she first met Das in 2006 when she was just of college.
(1/3) I was fresh out of college when I met Jatin Das in 2006. I was a project manager for the first Monsoon Festival in Delhi, 2006. I had to pick up a painting from his studio, I called him to ask when. He was sweet till he asked me if I would work for him as his assistant. https://t.co/PsQ9WRO1tB
— Anushree Majumdar (@CaptBackspace) October 16, 2018
In conversation with Sadaf M Khan
We spoke to the super talented Sadaf M Khan of Boulevard One about her amazing events, client stories and the key to hosting the perfect event:
When and why did you decide to start Boulevard One?
Boulevard One startrd in 2012 and introduced the latest fashion trends from South Asia to an international platform like dubai.
What is Boulevard One’s mantra?
To conceptualize and execute a fabulous shopping experience under one roof
What makes Boulevard One standout amongst others?
Our selection of designers and our personalized presence at our events to assist all shoppers and exhibitors.
Describe yourself in three words.
SMK. Helpful, honest and caring. At least I like to think so.
How do you deal with competition?
Keep our focus on maintaining highest standards of our brand Boulevard One instead of fearing competition.
Any horror client stories?
There all kinds of people we deal with, phew! It takes a lot to handle so many attitudes!
It truly is shocking to see how some clients can be!! haha
Something different you are planning to do this year?
Yes we have many projects in hand…stay tuned!
When hosting events or setting up for an event, what’s the key to a perfect event?
Concept, coordination and cooperation.
One film role you think you could have played better or you think you can relate to.
Autumn in New York
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The second part sees Ellie and Joel continue their journey. Be prepared for the emotional roller-coaster!
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Release date: February, 2019.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan denies ‘eyeing political future’
Kareena Kapoor Khan recently dismissed rumours that she is eyeing a future in politics after it was speculated that Congress leaders are trying to woo her to contest in Lok Sabha polls.
Kareena was quoted in Hindustan Times saying, “There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies.”
Earlier, Indian media house NDTV had reported that Bhopal Congress Corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan wrote a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi claiming that the Veere Di Wedding star could be the perfect candidate.
“If Kareena Kapoor fights from Bhopal, we can hope to snatch the seat long held by the BJP,” the report quoted Chauhan as saying.
On the movie front, Kareena’s upcoming film, Good News will be released on September 6. The movie is directed by Raj Mehta and produced by Karan Johar. Kareena will also reportedly play Shah Jehan’s daughter Jahanara Begum in Karan’s period epic, Takht.