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TMKOC's Asit Modi under fire: Jennifer Mistry speaks out on workplace harassment

Updated on: 28 July,2023 09:46 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Written by: Tuhina Upadhyay | tuhina.upadhyay@mid-day.com

Jennifer Mistry, known for her role as Mrs. Roshan Singh Sodi in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has bravely come forward to shed light on the aftermath of her sexual harassment accusation against producer Asit Kumarr Modi

TMKOC's Asit Modi under fire: Jennifer Mistry speaks out on workplace harassment

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Jennifer Mistry, known for her role as Mrs. Roshan Singh Sodi in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has bravely come forward to shed light on the aftermath of her sexual harassment accusation against producer Asit Kumarr Modi. In a recent revelation, Mistry shared the challenging situation she is facing in her housing society, where people have stopped talking to her.


During an interview with a publication, Mistry disclosed her past attempts to leave the show in 2019, but encountered resistance from the producers, Asit and Sohael. They allegedly threatened to withhold her payments and belittled her by shouting, "Production is at the top, and the artist is beneath everyone." Mistry asserted that she possesses evidence to substantiate her claims, underlining the toxicity that she experienced on the show's sets.


The actor revealed that she is fighting this battle alone, emphasizing the loneliness she now endures due to the repercussions of her stance. Shockingly, Mistry shared that nearly all the women in her society, approximately 99.9 percent, have ceased communication with her. She expressed surprise at their behavior and mentality, particularly how the "typical aunties" in the society look at her and make derogatory remarks.


In her account, Mistry further disclosed that even those acquaintances with whom she once exchanged greetings now deliberately avoid her and turn away when they spot her from a distance. The social isolation she experiences within her own community reflects the unfortunate reality of how speaking out against powerful figures in the industry can result in alienation and ostracization.

Earlier this year, in May, Mistry filed a complaint against Modi, TMKOC Project Head Sohail Ramani, and executive producer Jatin Bajaj. Her fellow actor, Monika Badoriya, also came forward with similar allegations against the show's makers.

Despite the distressing situation, Mistry expressed her desire for a peaceful resolution. She hopes that Asit Modi understands the gravity of the situation and offers a sincere apology for his actions. The actor reiterated that she possesses evidence to substantiate her claims and is willing to present it in court.

Mistry's courageous decision to speak out against harassment sheds light on the urgent need for a safe and supportive work environment within the entertainment industry. Her account serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing such allegations seriously and fostering an atmosphere where individuals can come forward without fear of repercussions. As the case unfolds, many are watching to see how it will impact the future of the beloved sitcom and the wider discourse on workplace harassment in the entertainment world.

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