Swastika Mukherjee Claims Sexual Harassment Due to Threat Emails and Morphed Pics from Film Producer

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Renowned actor Swastika Mukherjee has made a shocking revelation, as she claims she has received threatening emails and morphed pictures from the co-producer of the Bengali film, Shibpur, in which she stars alongside Parambrata Chatterjee. Mukherjee has gone ahead and filed a complaint at Golf Green Police Station, as well as to the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA), attaching scanned copies of these mails as proof.

Swastika revealed that, as she has been shooting and dubbing for Shibpur, she had no contact with the co-producer this entire time, Sandeep Sarkar. However, it was just days before the scheduled release of the film in March that the actor received threatening emails from the producer himself, claiming that he was an American citizen and that if Swastika failed to cooperate with the team, he would get the US Consulate involved to make sure that the actress never gets a US Visa.

Mukherjee further shared that she had not hesitated to make her availability known to the production house via mail regarding her promotional activities surrounding the release of the film. But to her surprise, the actress soon found out that the release date was postponed without being informed. As soon as she was apprised of the situation, she openly shared her promotional dates, yet again, to the production house. She also alleged that she didn’t receive any marketing or PR plan from them.

To add to her distress, Swastika was sent an email from Ravish Sharma, an apparent friend of Sandeep Sarkar, warning her pictures were morphed by him and will be shared on pornographic websites if she didn’t cooperate with the team. Along with the email came the proof of two naked and morphing images of the actress. This is a clear example of sexual harassment, which Swastika and her manager Shrishti Jain have condemned in their complaint.

Eastern India Motion Pictures Association is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA). Their purpose is to promote the welfare and development of the film industry and to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the members of the film industry. EIMPA promotes a strong network of collaboration between filmmakers, production crews, and others related to the film creation and distribution process in Eastern India.

Sandeep Sarkar is a prominent film producer of the Eastern Indian film industry. He is the co-producer of the upcoming Bengali film Shibpur, that stars Swastika Mukherjee and Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead roles. Sarkar has been alleged of sending threatening emails and morphing pictures of the lead actor. It is due to his threatening behavior, which is just another example of the rampant unethical treatment of artistes in the film industry, that Mukherjee had to take resort to legal action against him.