Just a few hours after Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal accused producer Asit Kumar Modi of sexual harassment, the entire team of the beloved show released a statement defending him.
TMKOC team to take legal action against Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal
Exposing the actress’ work ethic, TMKOC’s directors revealed she lacked professionalism.
“She lacked basic discipline on the set and was not focusing on her work. We regularly had to complain to the production head about her behavior. On her last day, she was abusive in front of the whole unit and left the set without finishing her shoot,”
claimed Harshad Joshi, Rushi Dave, and Arman.
Moreover, project heads Sohil Ramani and Jatin Bajaj also disclosed that Jennifer had not left the show but her contract had been terminated.
“She regularly misbehaved on the show with the entire team. While moving out from the shoot, she rashly drove her car out at very high speed not caring for people in her way. She even damaged the set property. We had to terminate her contract because of her bad behavior and indiscipline during the shoot . During this incident Asit ji was in USA. She is now trying to defame us and the show by making baseless allegations. We have already filed our complaint against these baseless allegations with the concerned authorities,” they said.
Sharing that they would be taking legal actions against the actress, producer Asit Modi said,
“We will take legal action as she is trying to defame me and the show both. Since we terminated her services, she is making these baseless allegations.”
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal accuses Asit Modi of sexual harassment
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, who used to play the charcter of Mrs Roshan Singh Sodhi in the show, accused Asit Modi of sexual harassment. Revealing that she had left the show after being subjected to humiliation and insults at the hands of Mr Sohil Ramani and executive producer Jatin Bajaj, Jennifer shared that on March 7, which was her wedding anniversary, she had been asked to leave by Sohail Ramani four times and then refused to leave after the executive producer tried to stop her car by standing behind it.
According to her, Jennifer told them that she had worked on the show for 15 years and they could not stop her, following which Sohail threatened her. The actress sent a notice to Asit Modi, Sohil Ramani, and Jatin Bajaj on April 8 and also sent a registry to all the government authorities.