Luv Ranjan told me to strip down to my panties: Actor accuses Pyaar Ka Punchnama director of sexual harassment

An actor has spoken up her ordeal and shared her incident when she was asked to audition for a Luv Ranjan film. She was asked by the director if she masturbates. She had to walk out as she was left uncomfortable. Read to know more.
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India's Me Too movement has finally arrived, thanks to Tanushree Dutta for being the torchbearer as it all started with her standing up against Nana Patekar. She accused the actor of harassing on the sets of Horn Ok Pleasss. Post this, there were cascade of allegations and women came out of their shells and got the courage to share their heart-wrenching stories. Just yesterday, filmmaker Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment and now it's Luv Ranjan. Now, an actor has spoken up her ordeal and shared her incident when she was asked to audition for a Luv Ranjan film. She was asked by the director if she masturbates. She had to walk out as she was left uncomfortable. 
 
The actor told Mid-Day, "It was 2010. I was 24, and had done two small roles in big movies opposite well-known actors, and was in the auditioning phase. I was called by Vicky Sidana, a casting director, who said that the auditions for Pyaar Ka Punchnama were on, and a very short list of girls had been called for them. I trusted him and hence, went for it. The dress code was a short skirt and a tight top, which was fairly common, and wasn't a problem with me. There were seven to eight girls there, and the strange part was that they didn't give us dialogues as they would usually ask you to enact the scene. This was supposedly only a look test." 
 
She opened up on how was she was made uncomfortable in the bikini test. She told the tabloid that she agreed to bikini test as a part of her profession, but followed a normal bikini test was not what she was expecting. "I was at Kumar Mangat's office and Abhishek Pathak, his son, was the producer. I'm not sure whether or not he was present that day because I didn't see him or interact with him. The director, Luv Ranjan, and the cinematographer were sitting in a room and calling the girls in one by one. The girl who went in before me came out with an ashen look and seemed uncomfortable. She hurriedly left. Then I went in. The room was properly lit for an audition and there was a proper camera set up, etc.  They asked me to give an introduction, which was totally normal, totally legitimate," shared the actor. 
 
She added, "Then, Luv Ranjan said there was a kissing scene and bikini scene in the movie and asked if I was fine with that, to which I said yes. He said he wanted to see what I'd look like in a bikini. Later in life, when I gave another audition for a movie, there was a female stylist who gave me a bikini to do a look test in the presence of lots of people." The worst came when the director asked her to strip down to her panties. She shared, "Luv asked me to strip down to my bra and panties. He said he wanted to see my body so he could check if I needed to lose weight. He said they were not recording anything and the cinematographer would also leave the room, so I needn't worry. After that, it all gets blurry. My heart was pounding and I rushed out saying I had to leave, and wasn't comfortable with it. I went home and tried to forget about it." 
 
 
The actor's ordeal doesn't end here. Luv Ranjan even went to ask her if she was a virgin or not and inapproriate question like if she used condoms or if she masturbates. "You need to draw from your experiences and when you can't, I need to know you so well, that I can help you," said Luv. He asked me about my schooling and family, so I relaxed. Then he asked me if I had a boyfriend, to which I said yes. Then he asked, "Are you a virgin?" I was shocked. He said, "Arrey, we can talk like this, we're adults," she shared. 
 
She added, "Then he asked me if I used condoms. The last straw was him asking me if I masturbate. By then, I was scared and asked if I could leave. He said I shouldn't misunderstand him, and called the three guys into the room and asked them, "Do you trust me enough as a director, that if I were to ask you to drop your pants, you would?"
 
Post all this, she moved abroad and settled down their. She added that this incident stayed with her all these years. However, when the leading tabloid contacted the director, he denied it. He said, "It's absurd. It's so absurd that I don't know what to say except that I deny it. I don't know how to react to an anonymous allegation beyond this and am willing to face any legitimate enquiry."
 

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I just read that Nusrat was keep of Luv Ranjan, is that true?

What sickkkkkk men! Perverts!!

Why is anyone surprised? All his movies are full of minsogynst and sexist crap.

&he cast alok nath as well..two horrid men working together

His movies was sexiest

BoyCott !!

OMG! Nushrat Barucha. Besides all Ranjan's movies are shit-filled treating women as objects anyways.

MeToo also inadvertently exposes all the actresses who did all this stuff and worse to end up doing the films of these directors/producers being called out.

RK will not step down form the film lol nor will any of the young superstars,...its only the mega stars who are...the young ones are sold for hits :P....fake relationshps to anything for publiicty and hits..luv ranjan is in thing so no chnce RK will step down..maybe ajay devgan will

Nushrat Barucha was his 'keep'.

I knew it was coming.. If you watch his bloody movies all misogynistic .. You can tell watching his films only..

RK and Ajay Devgan wil work with him anyway!!!! Don't see both having balls to walk out of the project

Like Ranveer Singh worked with Vikas knowing he harressed women ????

Incident with vikas happened in 2015 you better
Know facts beside RK already worked with Anurag and Vikas in bombay velvet

Incident with vikas happened in 2015 you better
Know facts beside RK already worked with Anurag and Vikas in bombay velvet

No he didnt

Ranveer never worked with Vikas nor his friend

83 will be without vikas so on your face rk fan

When did Ranveer work with Vikas? Vikas name was on 83 because he was part of Phantom not because he is rhe director. Why don't you point finger at Hrithik instead.

Get your fact vikas is just exposed and he is not part from phantom anymore so try again

Lootera....he produced the movie remember....and that still counts

You are idiot who knows about him back then
Now focus on Luv Ranjan

Rk worked in Bombay Velvet produced by Phantom in 2015. And the incident with Vikas happened during 2015 and Anurag was told abput the incident during Bombay Velvet promotion. Go read the 2017 Mumbai Mirror and recent Huffington Post expose' about the Vikas Bahl incident. Lootera released in 2013 and Vikas was not accused of doing the act. He did whatever he did in 2015. So who is at fault. Ranveer or Ranbir.

Ranveer was himself harassed when he started in the industry .. inspite of being extremely well educated and talented.. I’m pretty sure that Ranveer didn’t know about it and maybe that’s why Ranveer sticks to Bhansali because atleast there’s no casting couch with him..

sticks to Bhansali because atleast there’s no casting couch with him - not yet!

Oh god, this is what I feared with Bollywood & MeToo. Not this Luv Ranjan story, this I totally believe. I just knew that EVERY man in Bollywood is a creep and EVERY girl in Bollywood is an opportunist... now look, every single article is MeToo, MeToo, and honestly, I don't trust Bollywood actresses, they do anything to get to top, except I KNOW Bollywood men are power hungry manipulative evil characters too. Impossible to know anything... plus, people don't have the guts to accuse ACTORS, just directors and such, meaning we're still stuck with bad talent and lose good talent.

I totally agree with you

it's so unfortunate to admit, but you're right.

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