Sham Kaushal apologised for the sexual harassment allegations
Sham Kaushal, father of actor Vicky Kaushal, has apologised for ‘unintentionally’ causing hurt, in response to sexual harassment allegations made against him amid the growing Indian #MeToo movement. Nameeta Prakash, who has worked as an assistant director on films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Ab Tak Chappan and Monorama Six Feet Under, has spoken about Sham Kaushal s sexual misconduct on Twitter. She said that during one of the outdoor shoots, Sham Kaushal asked her to join him for a drink in his room.
On her firm refusal, he showed her a pornographic MMS on his mobile phone. Sham has worked in several high profile projects such as Padmaavat, Bajirao, Dangal among others. He is yet to respond to the allegations.
By Nameeta Parekh. About Shyam Kaushal, Bollywood stunt director. pic.twitter.com/b5bLeALFMF
— Mahima Kukreja 🌱🌈✊🏽 (@AGirlOfHerWords) October 14, 2018
Sharing her story, she wrote: “Back in 2006 on an outdoor shoot, Sham Kaushal, the famous and award winning Bollywood stunt director decided that I should be going to his room after wrap to drink vodka, the sound of that was just so wrong that I lied to him & told him I don’t drink at all. He tried to insist, by saying that I didn’t know what I am missing out on and when I stuck my ground he picked up his phone and suddenly plugged it in-front of me with a porn MMS video clip on it.”
— Nameeta Prakash (@namabird7) October 14, 2018
Bollywood action director Sham Kaushal, father of actor Vicky Kaushal, has apologised for ‘unintentionally’ causing hurt, in response to sexual harassment allegations made against him amid the growing Indian #MeToo movement.
“Ever since I have been working in this industry I have tried my best to be a good human being professionally and personally, never wishing to hurt or disrespect anyone. I have read the allegations made against me by some crew members. If I have unintentionally caused any hurt or anguish, I unconditionally apologise to the ladies, to the production houses, and to each & every member of the film fraternity,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday.
— Sham kaushal (@ShamKaushal) October 15, 2018
Ever since actor Tanushree Dutta came out with her story of facing the brunt of sexual harassment at the hands of actor Nana Patekar, a number of women have come forward with their tales. Among the host of big names who have named are Sajid Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher and Vikas Bahl among others. The women who have stepped forward to call out these men include Sandhya Mridul, Vinta Nanda, Deepika Amin, Sona Mohapatra, Saloni Chopra, Rachel White and many journalists. The movement has found support a fair number of young actors including Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha and Farhan Akhtar while many senior members have chosen to stay mum on the issue.