A scandalous report put out by a mischievous website claiming that a newbie had been “sexually harassed” by the bold and bindaas Riya Sen, has caused seriously embarrassment to the young actor in questioned named Nishant Malkani
It happened while shooting for Ekta Kapoor’s Ragini MMS 3 .
Over to Malkani, “We were shooting a bedroom sequence where the couple had to get intimate. And we were improvising. In the bid to make it as real as possible we were both improvising. Riya pulled my trackpants down , and that too just a bit.”
This is where the scandal erupted.
Says Malkani, “I was stunned with all the reports of Riya sexually harassing me. For God’s sake, I would know if I was sexually harassed. And I am man enough to own up to it if it happened. But in this case it is ridiculous to even suggest that Riya took advantage of me. We were both in it for fun, trying to instill as much credibility into our love-making scene as possible. If she pulled my pants down she did it for the scene. I am okay with it. She’s okay with it. Her husband is okay with it. Then who are these people shoting about sexual harassment? I am supposed to have been sexually harassed and I don’t even know it?!”
Malkani feels reports on sexual violation need to be more responsible. “Sexual harassment is a very serious matter.Please don’t trivialize it by using it for sensational headlines. Man or woman, it is equally important to come forward if you are sexually harassed. And I don’t think my mardaangi would be challenged if I owned up to being harassed. But when no such thing happened why are sections of the media concocting sexy stories to sell headlines?”
Malkani is embarrassed more for Riya than himself. “She recently got married . Have a heart, please! Give her the dignity of a married woman. If it is wrong to remain silent about sexual harassment it is even more wrong to shout about it when nothing happens. So many men wrongly accused of sexual misdemeanours are languishing in jail. And to accuse a woman of sexual harassment is equally serious. Riya is a dear friend. To read such things is very disturbing.”