Actress accuses Luv Ranjan of harassment, director denies allegation

A female actor has come forward accusing director Luv Ranjan of harassing her in 2010. Luv Ranjan has denied all the allegations.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2018 9:44:10 pm

luv ranjan harassment Luv Ranjan has been accused of harassment by a female actor.

Luv Ranjan, the director of films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, has been accused of harassment by a female actor. In an interview with Mid-Day, the actor says that she was asked to strip at the audition while Luv was casting his leads for Pyaar Ka Punchnama.

Luv Ranjan has responded to the allegation. In a statement, he said, “This has probably been the longest day of my life. Since the time I have read the allegations, I have been wanting to react to them. I have been wanting to shout out loud that everyone has gone mad. I have been wanting to scream that I am not this man. I have been wanting to clear my name. Friends and Family have shown great support, support that has made me indebted to them for life.

I am very aware of the fact I am the man who made Pyaar Ka Punchnama and it becomes very easy for someone who doesn’t know me personally to believe that I am guilty. Am I guilty? I have been wanting to scream out loud that I am not. I have never misbehaved with a woman, never touched a woman who isn’t in love with me and I with her. I haven’t sexted, flirted, molested or harassed a woman. I haven’t.

After getting rid of my anger towards the whole thing I have come to realize a few things –

It doesn’t matter that I believe I haven’t done anything wrong, what matters is that someone has felt wronged.

I have made a lot of effort in life to make women around me feel safe and comfortable which women who have known me or worked with me will vouch for. I have never intended to hurt someone, and taken utmost care to make sure that I don’t and in my heart I know I haven’t. But again what matters is that someone has felt hurt. Can I be so arrogant about myself to ignore that even if unintended, someone has got hurt. I can vouch for my intention but I can’t decide how someone should feel.

It doesn’t matter that I don’t accept the narrative, what matters is that someone feels hurt enough to present this narrative.

I am not the man that I am being portrayed as. I am not. I never was, I never will be.

Yet I apologise to who ever I have caused hurt, who ever I have not made feel comfortable enough. I apologise for not being able to communicate my intent. I apologise for not being able to make someone feel that I am the man that I have aspired to be and I believe I am.”

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