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Will boycott Nana, Vikas Bahl if they fail to respond to notice: FWICE

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Federation of Western India Employees (FWCIE) on Wedesday assured that film personalities Alok Nath, and Vikas will face a boycott from its members if they do not respond to their respective show cause notices in the given period.

All three of them have been asked to respond to the notices within 10 days of their respective release.

"Anyone, who is found guilty of harassment of any kind, will be boycotted by the federation. No one from the federation will work with that person, howsoever he or she is powerful," Ashoke Pandit, FWICE chief advisor, told reporters here.

"If Nana Patekar, Vikas and Alok fail to respond to our show cause notices within 10 days, the federation will boycott them," he added.

(IFTDA) on Tuesday sent a show cause notice to after allegations of resurfaced against the

Last year, a woman employee at the now dissolved Phantom Films, which had Bahl as one of the partners alongside Anurag Kashap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had alleged that Bahl behaved inappropriately with her during a trip to

FWICE said it has set up a women grievances redressal cell.

"The redressal committee will sit with the survivors and also provide them legal support," Pandit said.

The three-member all-women committee will be headed by celebrated as chairperson, with Bhavna Talwar as convenor and Priyanka Ghatak as co-convenor and will be supported by IFTDA's committee.

"We want to create a fear psychosis so that no one even dares to think about misusing his or her power. At the same time, we want to listen to the other party as well. So, we will give them time to respond. If they fail to respond, our workers will not work with them," Pandit added.

After Patekar and Bahl, is the latest celebrity from to have been accused of

Days after writer-accused Nath, who worked with her on '90s hit show "Tara", of rape, alleged at the hands of the during the shooting of a telefilm in the beginning of her career.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 19:50 IST