Mandana Karimi alleges ‘mental harassment’ by Mahendra Dhariwal, film producer denies claims

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi

November 22, 2020 at 12:25:29

Mandana KarimiMandana Karimi said that she faced mental harassment by a Coca Cola filmmaker on 13 November in Mumbai. (Photo: Instagram / Mandana Karimi)

Actor-model and former Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi has alleged that she was mentally harassed by filmmaker Mahendra Dhariwal on the sets of her film Coca Cola in Mumbai. The incident is said to have occurred on 13 November.

In an interview with the Bombay Times, the actor said that he had issues with the crew from the beginning.

Mandana said, “I am still in shock as to what happened and how it happened. Coca-Cola is a film we’ve been working on for over a year, and it’s one of those jobs that you do despite knowing that the team is not very professional. We all do something that is just to protect ourselves. From the beginning, I had problems with this crew. The producer (Mahendra Dhariwal) is an old-school man who transforms the set into a male-dominated, egotistical space. “

The actor said that she was ‘shaken’ by the incident on the set of Coca Cola. He said, “What happened on November 13 has shaken me. It was the last day of my shooting and I wanted to wrap up and go. I had another meeting. In the last two days of shooting, I had come early and Looked at the hours, though the shoot wasn’t about me. A little before the wrap-up, the producers asked me for an hour more on the set, which I told them I couldn’t do because I had a meeting. They said That’s fine, and I went back to the set and took my last few. We were shooting a song. But the moment I left the set and went to my vanity van to change, he came in force and shouted, “You can’t leave. I asked you to do an extra hour and you have to listen because I am the producer and I paid you.”

Mandana Karimi revealed that she was named and shouted in front of the crew. Mandana concluded that it was ‘mental harassment’.

Meanwhile, producer Mahendra Dhariwal told the Bombay Times that it was Mandana who was unprofessional and refused to do her job despite being paid in full. Dhariwal said that he was forced to give the actor ‘as soon as possible’ after he started acting. ‘

“In a year and a half, for a contract of Rs 7 lakh, he took Rs 17 lakh, which included a cash transaction. I am fine with spending money, but he has treated us unprofessional.

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