AIB fame Utsav Chakraborty accuses of sexually harassing minor girls

Utsav Chakraborty of AIB has been accused of sending sexually explicit messages to women, including minor girls.

The tweet of the victim reads, “I want everyone to know @Wootsaw is a piece of sh*t. He sent me a d**k pic, was creepy, then cried saying I’ll ruin his career if I tell others,” she wrote on Twitter. She continued that she had “told two of the most influential men in comedy in India” about the incident, but “nothing happened.”

“Let me tell you what else he has done with others,” she wrote, sharing several screenshots of women who claimed to have been harassed by Utsav.

It all began when the writer-comedian saw Utsav’s tweets in which he had commented on a case of harassment. “Saw this on my timeline, interesting for you to comment on how Indian men harass women. Irony is still alive and thriving. Did they send unsolicited d**k picks or that’s safely only your territory? Or like cry after saying you’ll ruin their career if you tell others? Or will they also blame that on the girls? The harassment they got that is. Hey Utsav. How many girls have you harassed you vile man. These messages for a young girl I know,” she wrote.

Utsav has denied the allegations against him on Twitter. “Literally everyone I know has turned against me, and I don’t blame them for that,” he wrote. “But the whole thing is far more complicated than it appears” and “needs an incredible amount of context,” he wrote.

Following the ruckus, several comedians such as Varun Grover, Aditi Mittal and Kaneez Surka slammed Utsav Chakraborty on Twitter. Aditi wrote, “What’s up with this Utsav? Your behaviour has been consistently misogynist for a while and you keep pretending to be woke like your boyfriends at AIB who keep you employed as well. Women don’t feel safe around you. What are you doing about this?”

Kaneez wrote, “What the actual f**k @Wootsaw? What makes people think you will get away with this behaviour? But more importantly why do you people continue to behave this way?”

“Shameful, creepy, ugly behavior by a fellow comic (Utsav/@Wootsaw). More stories coming out, all because @AGirlOfHerWords decided to speak out. Indian Comedy, like every other industry, needs a #TimesUp”, tweeted Varun Grover.