#MeToo: Actress Kate Sharma Files Harassment Complaint Against Subhash Ghai

| October 14 , 2018 , 11:11 IST

The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Similar cases have come in front against directors and actors like Vikas Bahl, Subhash Kapoor and actor Rajat Kapoor. On Saturday, actress Kate Sharma has filed a police complaint against filmmaker Subhash Ghai for sexually harassing her.

Kate Sharma recently released a statement to ANI  and said she was called by filmmaker Subhash Ghai at his house on August 6. “There were five to six people present there, and he asked me to give him a massage. I massaged him and went inside to wash my hands, where he followed me. He called me to his room to talk but tried to kiss me.”

Copy of Kate Sharma's complaint against Subhash Ghai at Versova police station:

On Sunday, Subhash Ghai took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "I am surely a great supporter of the metoo movement and women empowerment but hope that those taking undue advantage of the movement do not end up diluting it 4their own short time fame. I feel grief if someone trying 2 harm my reputation. Any way my lawyers will take care of matter."

Subhash Ghai was also recently accused of raping a woman after spiking her drink several years ago. The filmmaker has opened about the matter and said that he too supports the MeToo movement but warned his accusers of their short-time fame.

Earlier on Thursday, taking to Twitter, Mahima Kukreja reshared an account originally narrated to her by an anonymous woman, who revealed that Subhash Ghai promised to be her “mentor in the film industry.”  She recalled the time when the director allegedly took her to the hotel suite after spiking her drink, and later he raped her.

"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 at all. I deny strictly and firmly all false allegations like these," Ghai told news agency PTI.