Filmmaker-Actor Rajat Kapoor accused of sexual misconduct; apologizes for causing 'pain, trauma' to victim


After Nana Patekar and Vikas Bahl, filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor is the latest member of the Bollywood film fraternity to be called out for alleged sexual harassment. He came under the line of fire when a woman journalist posted screenshots of the messages she had received from two women, who accused Rajat of behaving inappropriately with them on separate accounts.

As soon as the Twitter post went viral, Rajat issued an apology on Sunday and requested forgiveness for his actions. He wrote, "All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing. If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my apology."

Rajat further mentioned how he felt sorry from the bottom of his heart by saying that it is important for him to be a good human being and thus, will try harder for the same.

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For the uninitiated, the first victim who levelled charges against him was a journalist who stated that during a telephonic interview with Rajat in 2007, he asked her, "Are you as sexy as you sound?" She further claimed that he inquired about her body measurements as well. Meanwhile, the other woman in question, an assistant director, narrated her incident by saying that Rajat would call her incessantly from actor Saurabh Shukla's phone and asked her if she knew an empty house.

Not to forget, several women from different walks of life have come forth to share their #MeToo stories in the light of Tanushree Dutta's accusations against Nana Patekar.