#MeToo movement in India has become a raging fire across the nation. From Bollywood to politics, Media to business. A number of names came out from Bollywood. Now the name of journalist Vinod Dua came out.
Filmmaker Nishtha Jain on Facebook post wrote a detailed post recalling the 1989 incident wherein an interview Vinod Dua lewd sexual joke.
It was June 1989. I still remember the day because it was my birthday. I was a recent graduate from Jamia Mass Communication Center. Left for job interview with a famous TV personality who had had a very popular show called Janvani. He was starting a new gig. It was supposed to be a political satire and I was interested.
I was greeted with his typical sardonic smile. Before I could settle down he began telling a lewd sexual joke in that soft voice, barely opening his mouth. I don’t remember the joke but it wasn’t worth a laugh, just dirty. He asked me what my expectations were and I said 5,000 rupees. He looked at me and said, ‘Tumhari aukat kya hai?’ I dont know what had hit me. I was stunned.
One night as I came down to the parking, he was there. He said, he wanted to talk and asked me to enter his car. Assuming that he wanted to apologies for his behavior, I entered the car but before I could even settle down he began slobbering all over my face. I managed to get out and get into my office car and leave.