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Rajat Kapoor Apologises After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface, Says He's Sorry he Caused Another Person Pain

Fadu News 2018-10-08 23:02:12

Photo Courtesy: Getty Actor and director Rajat Kapoor has issued an apology after he was accused by two women of behaving inappropriately with them. The two ladies had shared their stories with journalist Sandhya Menon, who has been posting #MeToo stories of her own. After the stories were shared on Twitter, the whole matter blew up and there was a massive outcry on social media.
According to one of the women, who happened to be a journalist, she was holding a telephonic interview with Rajat when he began asking her if 'she was as sexy as she sounds'. Stunned she let the comment pass and tried to steer the conversation to other topics, but she said he was persistent, asking her about her vital stats and if she ever visited Mumbai, the actor even offered to put her up if she did. The woman having had enough, terminated the conversation.
The second woman, who is an assistant director, alleged that Rajat wanted her to shoot a movie for him in an empty house. She initially thought that the actor wanted to hire her to shoot it. She also said that she believes his friend, actor Saurabh Shukla, was aware of what was going on, and that both were probably preying on young women together.

I don't even know any more.

Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor

Two separate and different accounts
Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 7, 2018

After the allegations hit social media, there was a lot of hue and cry about Rajat's misconduct, prompting the actor to take to his Twitter page and apologise. In the tweet, he mentions that he is sorry is he is the source of pain of another person and that he will try harder to be a better person.

I am sorry from the bottom of my heart- and sad that I was the cause of this hurt.
to another human being.

If there is one thing more important to me than even my work,.
it is to be a good human being.
And I have tried to be that person.
And now, I will try harder.

Rajat Kapoor (@mrrajatkapoor) October 7, 2018.

It appears the fight Tanushree Dutta picked with Nana Patekar has opened the floodgates of harassment allegations and added steam to the the #MeToo movement in India..