After Nana, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor accused of sexual misconduct
Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar have initiated a firestorm in the industry, giving birth to Bollywood's own #MeToo campaign. Apparently, there is a skeleton in every closet, and in less than a week, several celebrities like Kailash Kher, Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat have been exposed. And now the recent one to join the 'league' is Rajat Kapoor. Here are the details.
Recalling the incident, the female journalist revealed how she was harassed by Rajat during an interview for his movie 'Apna Aasman'. She mentioned that the actor asked her questions like, "Are you as sexy as you sound?" and "Tell me your vital stats." Surprised? Well, it doesn't end here. He even asked the journalist to visit him in Mumbai during the interview.
I don't even know any more.— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 7, 2018
Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor
Two separate and different accounts pic.twitter.com/nBjNOsun3j
Post his dark side was exposed by the journalist, Rajat took it to Twitter to apologize for the incident. He said that he had tried to be a decent man throughout his life and regrets causing trauma to anyone. Rajat also mentioned that he will put in more efforts to be a good human being in future as well. Too little, too late!
All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing.— Rajat Kapoor (@mrrajatkapoor) October 7, 2018
If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words
caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my
Although, celebrities like Rajat Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat have apologized for their misconduct, but does a mere 'sorry' will solve the problem? Will it end the trauma the sexual misconduct brought to the victim? The answer is NO. While it takes courage to speak up about the misconduct, it takes more courage to overcome the trauma. And an apology can't heal the pain.