After having gone public with her horrific account of actor Alok Nath’s sexual misconduct the least Vinta Nanda expected was an apology from the offending actor.
Instead she received a legal notice demanding that she apologise to Alok Nath.
Vinta Nanda says she is appalled but not surprised. “This is what is called patriarchy. You do wrong, put another woman, your wife in this case, in front to shield you and you ask the person you did harm to, for an apology. Moreover you claim that the complainants life was made by you. Such behaviour is called misogyny and patriarchy.”
After Vinta spoke out against Alok, other women including Sandhya Mridul also came out with their stories on the disgraced actor.
Vinta points out that only she has been targeted by Alok Nath. “ The defamation case he has filed against only me. The same is true in (journalist) Priya Ramani’s case. She has 12 women by her side condemning M J Akbar’s allegedly predatory behaviour but she’s been picked on alone.”
Are we to presume that Alok Nath feels no shame? “He is probably feeling shame because he has done wrong and he’s been called out. But if he had felt remorse he would have admitted and apologized. Unfortunately that’s not the case.”
Wasn’t an apology the least Alok Nath could have offered in repentance?
Vinta sighs, “ I’m a small person. Who am I to say what is enough and what isn’t? I suppose an apology is the least as well as the most to be expected.”