Balakrishna actress accuses producer of physical abuse

Balakrishna actress accuses producer of physical abuse

Flora Saini (also known by her screen name Asha Saini), who is well known face for Telugu audiences, has accused film producer Gaurang Doshi of physically abusing her when they were in a relationship in 2007.  In South Indian film industry, Flora Saini has worked with several top stars like Rajinikanth,  Vijaykanth,  PrabhuKarthik, Nandamuri  BalakrishnaVenkateshJagapathi Babu and Rajasekhar. In 2001, she shared the screen space with Nandamuri Balakrishna in Narasimha Naidu.

Recently Flora Saini was seen in blockbuster Hindi movie Stree, where she played the role of ghost. Now she has also shared her own #MeToo story . She revealed that how her former boyfriend, producer Gaurang Doshi, physically abused her and scarred her for life.

 Flora Saini shared a pic on her social media site and wrote, “That’s me.. Valentine’s day 2007 beaten up by a known producer “Gaurang Doshi’ who I loved n was dating then .. this was the last of the one year abuse I took..came out with a fractured jaw n a scarred soul for life. I realised me talking about it ,that time, jus went against me ,cos he was the powerful one n nobody wanted to believe some girl who was relatively new in the industry, it was his word against mine ,and of course, his word mattered. Gaurang Doshi has produced  several films Aankhen, Deewar and Sandstorm.

 Flora Saini added, “My life after this incident hasn’t been the same n has changed me in ways that I can’t ever repair. But one thing I’ve known, believed n lived as a proof is that God alone controls ur destiny n no man can ever challenge him.”

The #MeToo movement is becoming strong in India after Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment on Nana Patekar. Recently, few other names like Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Tanmay Bhatt, Gursimran Khamba, Utsav Chakraborty and others have come up publically for sexual harassment.