Himani Shivpuri on Alok Nath: His ill behaviour was an open secret; he’d change completely after having alcohol

Mumbai: Alok Nath was like "Jekyll and Hyde" whose predatory behaviour was an "open secret" in the industry and has become public now, actor Himani Shivpuri said on 11 October.

The actor, who has worked with Nath in many films and TV shows, said she was shocked to read Vinta Nanda's Facebook post, accusing the Hum Aapke Hai Koun actor of rape.

"If he (Nath) has done it, then it is very bad. You cannot force any woman to do anything against her will, using your power. It is tough for women," Shivpuri told PTI.

Shivpuri, who worked with Nath on films such as Hum Saath Saath Hai, Pardes, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and TV shows such as Ghar Ek Sapnaa, said he was always nice to her but she heard stories from other female actors.

"Whenever we shot in daytime, he would be mild and normal but after having liquor he used to be this Jekyll and Hyde person. He used to change completely. I heard from actresses that they had a tough time working with him," she said, adding that a veteran actor, who passed away recently, had once said he chased her.

“People were not that willing to open up at that time, even Vinta reported this after so many years," she added. Shivpuri said Nath's "sanskari" image was a media creation but he was often pulled up for his uncivil behaviour.

"While we were in Dubai once for ITA awards, he had consumed liquor and his wife was worried and was disturbed with his ...

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