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Bigg Boss contestant accuses producer of misbehaviour and harassment

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Bollywood actress and former Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi has accused the producer of 'Koka Kola,' Mahendra Dhariwal, of misbehaving with her on the sets of the film.

Speaking about the incident in an interview with a news agency, Mandana Karimi said that she was still in shock about what had happened and how it had happened. The actress alleged that Dhariwal forcefully entered her vanity van while she was changing clothes and started screaming at her for apparently leaving the sets early. Elaborating the incident, Mandana reportedly stated, "We were shooting for a song. But the moment I left the set and went to my vanity van to change, he forcefully came inside and started shouting, 'You can't leave. I asked you to do an extra hour and you have to listen because I am the producer and I have paid you.' After my last take, I went to my vanity van and told my spot boy to not let anyone in while I was changing my clothes. I thought the door was locked, but it wasn't. In a few seconds, the producer came inside, since I was changing, I requested him to wait outside, but he refused and continued screaming. Luckily, the stylist ran into the vanity and pulled him out before things became uglier."

The actress added that the producer's son went on to harass her as well. However, Mahendra Dhariwal has denied the allegations and claimed that he did not enter Mandana's vanity van while she was changing clothes and that he only lost his cool when she started acting up. "At 7 pm, she said she has to leave. I requested her that we have to complete this today and I asked if she could wait for an hour more. She said okay and went back on set. At 8 pm, she got a call and she went into her vanity van. I ran after her to stop her from leaving because we still had a few shots left. I told her I would run into a loss as I will have to shoot the next day again. She wasn't willing to stay back, and that is when I gave her an earful because she started packing up. Mandana started making videos of me screaming; I told her I am not scared. I entered the vanity van in about 10-15 seconds after she entered, and I knocked before entering. She asked me to step in and I was standing on the steps of the van."

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