Veteran actor Alok Nath, who was last seen in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, was granted anticipatory bail in a rape case earlier this week. While he has expressed gratitude towards his wife Ashu for standing by his side, he has also said that his next legal action will depend on the court order.
“The honourable court and my lawyers have advised me to keep completely silent for now. In fact, I’ve been quiet throughout. Maybe, some words escaped my mouth in my state of angst. But otherwise, I’ve been lying absolutely low for the last three months," he said in an interview to a leading daily.
The actor further added, “It is not right for me to make any comment at the moment. But yes, we (Alok and his team of lawyers) got anticipatory bail, and we’re very grateful for that. Now, when I am in a position to speak I will have a heart-to-heart with you.”
In the wake of #MeToo movement in India, Nath was accused for sexual misconduct and rape by a TV and Bollywood screenwriter. She shared her ordeal on Facebook and later submitted a written complaint at the Oshiwara police station detailing her allegations and asking for an FIR to be registered against the actor. An FIR was then registered under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Thanking his wife, Alok said in the interview, “She has been a pillar of strength for me. I am grateful to God that in my journey she has been my co-traveller throughout. She has been with me always. And my truth is her truth, and that’s God’s truth. So I am grateful to God for that.”
“I cannot preempt anything right now. But one thing I can tell you. This battle will reach its logical conclusion, and the truth, whatever it is, will be revealed," he said while talking about his next legal move.