Actress Sheetal Khandal recently accused her Balika Vadhu co-star, Sidharth Shukla of inappropriate behaviour when they worked together. She had shared that the actor used to crack vulgar jokes and touch inappropriately during the shooting of their show. Currently, Sidharth is a part of the reality show, Bigg Boss 13.
After Sheetal’s revelations, social media has been full of reactions from the fans. While many are applauding the actress’ courage to speak up, some are defending Sidharth Shukla and questioning Sheetal Khandal that why did she open now all of a sudden. Some are even saying that she’s doing it for publicity.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sheetal Khandal opened up about the fans’ reactions to her allegations. The actress said, “I don’t have any intention to seek publicity or get into the reality show that Sidharth is currently a part of. I have no interest in all this.”
She added, “My intention is to not accuse him now, as it’s over. But the media is projecting it like I’m accusing him (only) now. I just shared my experience with a journalist friend. I don’t know if Sidharth is the same as then, or he has changed now. People are considering ‘inappropriate’ in a different way. People are saying “it was sexual harassment” which is entirely something else. It is a very big comment which I have not said at all.”
Sheetal Khandal was asked how did it all start on the sets of Balika Vadhu. The actress said that he used to be over-friendly by talking about his relationships. He would tease her by making vulgar comments in front of others present. She even told him to stop as she wasn’t comfortable.
The actress added, “Once during a shot, he touched my feet inappropriately. When I would be alone, he would come and say sorry. But I realised that people on the sets had started linking us up. I was already in a relationship with somebody else and there was nothing between me and Sidharth. I even complained to the producer about him because of which we