Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, who played the role of Mrs Roshan Sodhi in the popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmaah, has accused the show’s producer, Asit Kumarr Modi, of mental and sexual harassment. Following her exit from the show after 15 years, Jennifer made serious allegations against Modi, including attempts to take advantage of her and making her feel uncomfortable by repeatedly asking her to drink whiskey with him.
During an exclusive interview with AajTak, Jennifer narrated the incidents and claimed that she has filed a case of sexual harassment against Modi. She also alleged that the show’s project head, Sohail Ramani, and executive producer, Jatin Bajaj, behaved rudely with her. Jennifer revealed that she had confided in two of her colleagues about the incidents, one of whom slammed Modi while the other tried to protect her in front of him.
Modi has denied all the allegations against him and plans to take legal action against Jennifer, stating that she is trying to defame him and the show. Sohail Ramani and Jatin Bajaj have also claimed that Jennifer used to misbehave with everyone on the sets of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and that they had to terminate her contract because of her behavior. The duo confirmed that they have already registered a complaint.
The allegations made by Jennifer have sparked a debate on social media, with many people expressing their support for her and criticizing the show’s producers for not taking action against Modi’s alleged behavior. Others, however, have questioned Jennifer’s claims and accused her of trying to gain publicity.
This incident highlights the importance of creating safe and respectful work environments, free from any form of harassment or discrimination. It also emphasizes the need for proper mechanisms and support systems for individuals to come forward and report any instances of harassment or abuse. The allegations made by Jennifer against Modi and the subsequent response from the show’s producers have brought to the fore the issue of workplace harassment in the entertainment industry, and the need for greater accountability and transparency in dealing with such cases.