Actor Pintu Nanda

Casting couch allegations against Pintu Nanda

Bhubaneswar: An FIR has been lodged against Ollywood actor Pintu Nanda and two of his associates for allegedly misbehaving and abusing a girl at a shooting set in Bhubaneswar.

A girl has lodged the complaint at Nayapali Police Station on Wednesday evening.

Based on the complaint, Nanda and his two aides have been summoned to appear in person at the police station within 15 days.

The complainant alleged that she was taken to the shooting set located at Annapurna Mandap, Nayapalli here by a junior artist supplier who promised her of providing a role in the film.

“Pintu Nanda told me to please him and the movie director. He offered to help me establish contacts with known persons in the acting industry. As I refused to do so and was leaving the shooting set, Pintu Nanda intercepted me and forcibly took me inside a vehicle parked near the set,” she said.

The girl said Pintu Nanda and his two friends also touched her inappropriately.

On the other hand, Pintu Nanda refuted the allegations.

“I did not know the girl. I haven’t talked to her. A junior artist supplier brought her to the shooting set. No one ever complained against me in the last 25 years of my career,” said Nanda.