September 24, 2023

Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal Quits Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Producer

Jennifer Mistry, who played the role of Mrs Roshan Sodhi in the popular TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has accused the show’s producer, Asit Kumarr Modi, project head Sohail Ramani, and executive producer Jatin Bajaj of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Mistry has been a part of the show for 15 years, but has now decided to quit in light of the harassment she has faced.

In a statement released to the media, Mistry alleged that she was subjected to humiliation and insult by Ramani and Bajaj, and that the producers did not make arrangements for her, unlike for the male actors. She further stated that the working environment on the set of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is “male chauvinistic” and that every person working on the show is like “bonded labour”.


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This is not the first time that allegations of harassment have been levelled against Modi. Earlier, actor Shailesh Lodha, who played Mehta ji in the show, had filed a case against him for non-payment of dues. Mistry’s accusations have now put Modi and his team in the spotlight once again, highlighting the rampant issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of women in the workplace, and has sparked a conversation about the need for more stringent measures to be taken to protect them. It is imperative that production houses and television channels take swift action against perpetrators of sexual harassment, and create a safe and secure environment for all actors and crew members.

The accusations by Mistry also shed light on the issue of unequal treatment of female actors in the industry. The entertainment industry is often criticised for its gender bias and pay disparity, and it is high time that these issues are addressed and rectified.

Mistry’s decision to quit the show, along with other actors such as Disha Vakani and Gurucharan, underscores the importance of providing a healthy and harassment-free work environment for all actors and crew members. It is essential that all allegations of harassment are taken seriously, and that appropriate action is taken against the perpetrators. Only then can the industry truly become a safe and equitable space for everyone.