TMKOC Star Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal: ‘Still Awaiting Due Payment Despite Legal Victory’

Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal Triumphs in Legal Battle Against TMKOC Director Asit Modi. In a significant victory for actress Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, renowned for her role as Mrs Roshan Sodhi in the beloved TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC), the courts have ruled in her favour regarding allegations of sexual harassment against the show’s director, Asit Modi. Last year, Bansiwal courageously stepped forward, accusing Modi of sexual misconduct, which led to a formal FIR being filed against him.

Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal on the verdict

Jennifer mentioned in ETimes, “The verdict is in my favour, confirming the allegations I made with strong evidence. This outcome surpasses what the police achieved in the past year.”

The recent court ruling, which came out on February 15, 2024, has mandated Modi to settle all outstanding payments owed to Bansiwal, alongside compensating her with ₹5 Lakh as restitution. Additionally, Modi has been instructed to pay an estimated total of ₹25-30 lakh, which includes the amount owed to Bansiwal and additional compensation for the ordeal she endured. However, despite the court’s decision, Modi has yet to fulfil his financial obligations, leaving Bansiwal still awaiting what is rightfully hers.

I still haven’t received my moneyJennifer from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah talks about the sexual harassment case decision and says Asit Modi owes her ₹30 lakh.

Jennifer had mixed feelings about the decision. She said; “I believe a woman’s reputation matters most. It’s been over 40 days, and I still haven’t received my due amount, which I earned through hard work on the serial (TMKOC). Despite proving Mr Modi guilty of sexual harassment, no punishment has been given to all three accused. Sohil and Jatin weren’t included in the verdict, which disappoints me. The local committee ordered my due amount, which I deserve. This verdict clears that my case was not fabricated, and I wasn’t seeking cheap publicity. While I’m glad my harassment was recognised, I don’t feel I’ve received proper justice yet.”

Jennifer spoke out against the people who made TMKOC.Jennifer from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah talks about the sexual harassment case decision and says Asit Modi owes her ₹30 lakh.

Bansiwal’s accusations shed light not only on the pervasive issue of sexual harassment but also on the broader working conditions within the entertainment industry. She revealed instances of mistreatment and neglect on the set of TMKOC, including unhygienic conditions, lack of basic amenities, and alleged exploitation by the production team.

Despite the challenges she faced, Bansiwal’s bravery in coming forward has sparked conversations about workplace safety and the importance of holding those in positions of power accountable for their actions. Her victory serves as a beacon of hope for others who may be silently enduring similar mistreatment.

As Bansiwal continues to await the resolution of her case and the fulfilment of the court’s orders, her perseverance stands as a testament to the strength of those who refuse to be silenced in the face of injustice. The outcome of this legal battle not only brings a sense of closure for Bansiwal but also underscores the urgent need for systemic change to ensure safer and more equitable work environments for all.