Vinta Nanda puzzled by six months ban on Alok Nath
Vinta Nanda is not impressed by the six-months ban imposed on her alleged rapist Alok Nath by the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).
She said, “I don’t know what six months non-cooperation directive exactly means but I’m grateful to Ashoke Pandit and his team — who heard my case — for taking a step forward. I have faith in my entertainment industry.”
She feels the endeavour to get legal redressal for sexual offences is an uphill task for women in the entertainment industry.
“I’m a nobody like most other people, and to make a position for yourself in the creative space for a nobody is very hard, especially if you’re a woman. I don’t think anybody, other than who has been through it, knows how much and what you have to negotiate to be noticed here. The courage and confidence required is immeasurable. So, if your courage as well as confidence is attacked you are left with nothing to live with but fear as your companion.
However, Vinta doesn’t want to undermine the efforts of film producers’ organisations to restrain alleged sex offenders.
“I know it isn’t easy for Ashoke and his team to deal with my case. I know how tough it must have been for them to even arrive at this decision. Therefore, I must thank him and respect all involved with this decision.” As per Ashoke Pandit the chief advisor of FWICE, “It’s a ban by the FWICE which means all 24 crafts of films and TV will not work with him. So the producers who want to cast him cannot do so for six months.”