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Subhash Ghai accused of raping a woman, filmmaker denies allegations!



In the wake of the #MeToo movement, now filmmaker Subhash Ghai has been accused of raping a woman who worked with him on a film in the past.

In an anonymous social media post, shared by writer Mahima Kukreja, a woman has alleged that she worked with Ghai on a film years ago and he started taking an extra interest in her and would often call her for script sessions at his apartment, which he would allegedly call his “thinking pad”.

The posts then mentioned that the filmmaker tried to take sexual advantage of her by putting his hand on her thigh and kissing her forcefully.

The post read, “In the beginning he would take me to music recordings and I’d have to sit there till very late at night with other male members. No one did anything in front of him. When recordings finished I took an auto home or he would drop me. He slowly started putting his hand on my thigh, giving me a big hug saying I did good that day.”

She added that he would call her for script sessions at his apartment in Lokhandwala. This was not the house that he stayed with his wife. He called it his “thinking pad.” “In one of the script sessions, he started talking about how misunderstood he was in the industry and only I was the one who loved him. He pretended to weep and put his head on lap. Then when he was getting up, he kissed me forcefully. I was shocked and left that day.”

Next day, he said in office, that “lovers have tiffs”. The woman adds that she was too scared to leave work, as she had no other job and other form of financial security.

The post further read, “One evening after a music session it became late again and he decided to have a drink. He used to love whiskey. His driver Babu used to have a ready stash in the car. No one used to check. He gave me a drink as well it was spiked. After that I remember getting into his car and I thought he was dropping me home. But he made Babu drive to Lonavala. I was in and out of consciousness but I remember clearly and I swear on my child that I asked him where are we going and please take me home. He took me to Fariyas hotel. He said he went there regularly to write. They always had a suite available for him. I was wobbly but he held me n took me to the suite. He took off my jeans and he mounted me. I was trying to scream but he put his hand over my mouth. I was also not very lucid bcos of the drug in my drink. So I cried and passed out. Next morning remember he had ordered some toast and was having breakfast when I woke up. The sofas were red and musty. The sunlight streamed in from the windows to my right. I vomited”.

TW: drugging and raping. About Shubash Ghai. Told personally by the woman who faced the trauma. She’s also a very credible media/lit personality. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/QpmGfy1s0V

— Mahima Kukreja 🌱🌈✊🏽 (@AGirlOfHerWords) October 11, 2018

TW: drugging and raping. About Shubash Ghai. Told personally by the woman who faced the trauma. She’s also a very credible media/lit personality. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/YVMRZSpQc6

— Mahima Kukreja 🌱🌈✊🏽 (@AGirlOfHerWords) October 11, 2018

However, the filmmaker denies all the allegations and said, “It is sad that it is becoming a fashion to malign anyone known, bringing some stories from past without any truth or blown up false allegations if all. I deny strictly and firmly all false allegations like these.”

The director said he has always been respectful towards women in life as well in workplace. “If she claims this way, she should go to the court of law and prove it. Justice will be done or I will go for defamation certainly,” he added.

Well apart from Subhash Ghai, many prominent film personalities have been outed as alleged predators in India’s #MeToo movement. Celebrities such as Alok Nath, Nana Patekar, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Vikas Bahl, among others have been named and shamed by survivors.

credits: zimbio
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