Renowned choreographer Ganesh Acharya has been on and off in the news for the past couple of years but unfortunately not just for his work. The artist came under fire back in 2018 when Tanushree Dutta spoke up against him and fellow actor Nana Patekar. She accused the duo of alleged sexual harassment while she was shooting for the 2008 hit Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. Both bigwigs – Acharya and Patekar – rubbished the reports at the time. The former has now fallen prey to a series of accusations from another woman. The 33-year-old reported victim has filed a complaint against Acharya, claiming he deprived her of work and forced her to watch ‘adult videos.’
The unidentified woman submitted her complaint at the Women’s Commission and the Amboli police station in Maharashtra. Last week, another set of allegations were levelled against Acharya by famous choreographer Saroj Khan. She claimed that he exploits his dancers and has used his authoritative status to cause harm to the Cine Dancers Association (CDA).
“He’s a liar and a two-faced person. He’s going to say all that. And 10 years ago, he was one of those people who were equally complicit in the harassment. He won’t admit it,” Dutta had said about Acharya in 2018. Recently reacting to Saroj’s remarks, Acharya stated, “Saroj ji is speaking wrong. When the CDA was closed why did not she came to help us to open it. Five coordinators were appointed for CDA by taking Rs 15 lakh from them. 217 masters have signed a letter that they do not need coordinators. Do the Federation people know dancing? Do they know who is a good dancer? Saroj ji should come forward to help dancers. There is a need of re-election for the CDA.” The beef continues between Acharya and a handful of women who keep mustering up the courage to call his actions out. But who is to blame, only time will tell.