Casting director Vicky Sidana has been accused of sexual harassment by Kritika Sharma. In her claims, Kritika has said that Vicky tried to rape her in 2013. When the actress went to the police station to register a written FIR against Sidana, the poloce flatly refused to do so. In an interview to mid-day, Kritika said, "When we returned later, police officer Ravindra Badgujar informed that the FIR wasn't filed, as they wish to investigate the case first." When Kritika went back to the station the next morning with her husband to file ans FIR she was "harassed me during cross-questioning and reduced me to tears." Anu Malik Asked to Step Down As Indian Idol 10 Judge; Former Assistant Producer Says Channel Already Knew About His Abuse of Power but Did Nothing.
In her complaint she mentioned how she was shortlisted for a role in a film by Sidana. Soon after, Sharma, who then lived in Delhi, was asked to visit Mumbai for a day to meet director Luv Ranjan's assistant Rahul Modi. As Sharma didn't have enough money to stay in Mumbai, Sidana invited her to his place for the night. She thought it to be safe, as he lived with his wife. However, during the brief stay, he tried to assault her on several occasions, and even apologised when she threatened to leave.
In the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement, names like Luv Ranjan, Anirban Das Blah, Any Malik, Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Kailash Kher, Nana Patekar and many more have cropped up.