In the wake of the ‘Me Too’ movement, now T-series chairman Bhushan Kumar has been accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous Twitter user.
An unnamed woman had claimed on Twitter that Kumar had called her to a bungalow for a three film deal and threatened to destroy her career if she refused. “I was new and I was scared, very scared!! The next day i got to know that i was dropped from the film bcoz i had refused to sleep with the ‘boss’,” says the anonymous account.
However, Bhushan denies all the allegations and issued a statement. He said, “I am appalled and anguished to know that my name has been dragged in this metoo by some anonymous person(s). The allegations against me are bad on the face of it. I have enjoyed an impeccable reputation and have always maintained professionalism. The tweet has been used as a tool to defame me and malign my reputation. I have taken this allegation very seriously and lodging a complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police to track the mysterious people(s) whose twitter handles have disappeared within seconds of uploading the malicious tweet. I’ll take all such actions as I will be legally advised.”
Well now, his wife Divya Khosla Kumar has comes out in his support of her husband stating that he is a man full of values and principles. She said that ‘people even stood against Lord Krishna who’s praiseworthy’.
She took to Twitter and wrote, “My husband has got TSeries where it is today purely on the basis of extreme hard work. People even stood up against Lord Krishna who’s praiseworthy. Though the #metoo movement is meant to clean up the society, it’s sad that some people have started misusing it. I have been with my husband hand in hand as he’s taken his father’s dream forward. He’s a man full of values and principles. It’s unfortunate that people put baseless allegations without having their facts and proofs in place.”
— Divya Khosla Kumar (@iamDivyaKhosla) October 13, 2018
Apart from Bhushan Kumar, many big names in the Bollywood such as Vikas Bahl, Subhash Ghai, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, and Sajid Khan stand accused of harassment as India’s #MeToo movement.