#MeToo movement is taking strom into Bollywood industry. After allegation on Subhash Ghai, Now it turn of Piyush Mishra. A former newspaper employee alleged Piyush Mishra for inappropriate behaviour during a private party in year 2014. Actor Piyush Mishra said that he was drunk at that time and apologies if he made her uncomfortable.
A newspaper former staff Ketki Joshi write down about incident on her facebook account. She wrote : In 2014, in a private party organized by my friends, he was a main guest. I was a fan of his work and was elated to listen to him so closely. He saw me standing in a corner of the terrace, listening to him and asked my name and what I did. Then, he asked me to come n sit next to him. I did, it was my fan moment. I praised him for his work and said I was a fan. He then started light flirting in front of approximately 20-25 people. Sang a song looking right into my eyes. Everything was pleasant till then. I took it as a harmless flirting. He was drinking all through the party and was too drunk by the time of wrap up. Everyone was leaving. I came with a close friend, so I was supposed to go back home with him. I was waiting for my friend to get free so we can head home. He was sitting in a chair and as soon as I passed near him, he grabbed my hand and started rubbing his hands against mine. I pleaded to the host with my eyes to do something. She understood and told, “Ketki, come and help me bring the things from terrace.” I quickly took away my hand and went to terrace to bring things to the kitchen. Unfortunately, he was sitting between kitchen and the terrace of the penthouse. As I was making another round to terrace, he again grabbed my hand and started rubbing it. I stood there waiting for someone to come n take him to his car. He suddenly stood up and took a step towards me. I sensed he was coming to hug me or grope me. I told in an authoritative raised voice, “Aap please baith jaaiye”. The others listened to it and quickly came there and took me away. I didn’t make much fuss about it because he was a celebrity guest in someone’s home and I didn’t want to be ungrateful to the hosts who graciously invited me. I am not putting out names or location of the incident, except Piyush Mishra, is because I don’t want to drag them unnecessarily in this. They did what they could to help me out and I am thankful to them. He was drunk but he had all the intentions of coming close to me since he set his eyes on me.
I am putting this because he might have done this to other women in absence of anyone else. I want to give them courage to speak up. I don’t care if he files a defamation case against me for this. If it needs to be said, I must say it.
P.S. Friends in media, I understand this is too lucrative a story to pass, but I do not wish to speak to media about it as of now. I will contact you if I want to. I have said whatever I want to in this post. I don’t want to share anything beyond that. Kindly respect my privacy.