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I have a reason to get scared: Geetika Tyagi on Subhash Kapoor allegations

Actor Geetika Tyagi recently shared a video accusing Jolly LLB director of sexual misconduct. When questioned why she did not go to the police and file a case, she said she was scared to talk about the incident.

entertainment Updated: Feb 21, 2014 17:13 IST
Medha Shri Dahiya
Medha Shri Dahiya
Hindustan Times

Geetika Tyagi, who was ­recently seen in the film, One by Two, shared a video on Tuesday, in which she has accused Jolly LLB director Subhash Kapoor, of forcing himself on her about a year-and-a-half ago

When we texted Geetika for a response as to why she thought of videotaping and then uploading the confrontation, rather than simply going to the police, she replied: “I needed this. Laws are changing now. I have a reason to get scared. I said everything in the video why I stopped. His wife saying everything (sic)."

After Tyagi ­shared the video that shows her confronting and slapping Subhash Kapoor for allegedly sexually molesting her at a party, it has become quite a talking point in the film industry and outside.

While Geetika and her alleged boyfriend, writer and director of Aurangzeb Atul Sabharwal, who videotaped it, tweeted that it wasn’t a case of casting couch but sexual molestation, there are ­others in the industry who are questioning the intent and authenticity of the video.

Director Tigmanshu Dhulia tweeted, “If the film industry has any heart, they should boycott Atul Sabarwal as he was part of this vicious scheme to demean Subhash Kapoor.”

In response to Dhulia’s tweet, Atul Sabharwal tweeted, “Do you know the facts? Were you there at the incident? Am I ­running around the film industry for support?” He further wrote, “so shut the f**k! Watch the video. Boycott me a ­thousand times and we will rise above all of you in this.”

In her response to HT, Geetika also added, "Mr Dhulia is irrelevant to the matter.”

Dhulia, in his emphatic appeal to the film industry, said, “She is destroying Kapoor’s ­family! Whatever I know, I know through the video. Whatever happened, it happened two years back. Why is she uploading it now? She is seeking cheap publicity. She is trying to get into Bigg Boss House.”

Dhulia added, "If it actually ­happened, and if Atul is man enough, he should have beaten him (Subhash) up. What’s this? You call someone to your house, slap them and ­videotape it! If I were Atul, I would have beaten him up and taken him to the police."

The director also claimed that he is not alone to feel this way. "Everyone who has seen the video is ­criticising it and questioning its intent and authenticity," he says.

First Published: Feb 21, 2014 16:51 IST