Actress from Bengal alleges harassment by Odia film director

Bhubaneswar: A West Bengal-based actress has accused Odia film director Dilip Panda of mentally harassing her.

The matter came to light after a video featuring the actress Elsha Ghosh screaming and alleging the director of mentally harassing her went viral in social media.

According to reports, the incident occurred during the audio release of upcoming Odia movie ‘Tu Mo Suna Chadhei’ at a private hotel here Wednesday night.

Tension ran high in the hotel premises after an infuriated Elsha started scolding Panda on the podium. She alleged that Panda has been harassing her for over last one month, reports added.

“Panda used to verbally abuse me in front of the entire crew. He avoided talking to me during the shoots. He even took away a song from me and gave it to other actress. He changed the climax of the movie and compromised my character,” Elsha alleged while talking to OTV over phone adding that Panda misbehaved with her father too.

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Elsha further informed that she is currently busy in a shoot outside the State and will visit Odisha for a press meet on her allegation against Panda.

Sources said, so far no police complaint has been lodged by the actress yet. However, Panda refuted the allegation against him saying that the actress was neither tortured nor her agreement was violated.