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Bollywood celebrity manager accused in #MeToo movement attempts suicide

October 21, 2018

Mumbai Police have said that Anirban Das Blah, a celebrity manager accused in the #MeToo movement, tried to kill himself in Navi Mumbai. Blah, who is the co-founder of KWAN Entertainment was stopped by the police from jumping off a bridge in Vashi, outside Mumbai.

Blah was seen climbing the barricades of the bridge when the police grabbed him and pulled him down. He apparently looked depressed and was in tears.

In a statement, the police said that he was brought to the police station, who called his friends and family to take him home. The police have advised his family to seek professional counselling for him.

39-year-old Blah was asked to step down from the company earlier this week after he was accused of sexual harassment by many women on social media. Bah had written a suicide note hours before his death and sent it to a newspaper.

Among other things, the note said, I didn't have the strength to cope with what happened to me as a child in a healthy way. I never was able to separate sex from power, to make it a part of love, and somewhere along the way one part of me turned into a monster. You will find my body somewhere near Vashi creek. My licence will be with me as identification plus my tattoo. I am wearing blue jeans and a t shirt. The monster inside me has won against the other part of me for too long, it's time to kill it once and for all."

Earlier this week, Kwan Entertainment issued a statement that Blah had been asked to quit.

The past few days have been very disturbing to everyone in the light of the #MeToo movement and it has pushed us all to take a step back and introspect whether each of us is doing enough to create a healthy and safe environment. We fully support the #MeToo movement and deprecate and condemn those who have exploited women in any form or manner. - Kwan Entertainment

Kwan Entertainment manages prominent names in Bollywood like Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Sonam Kapoor,, Shraddha Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez.

He was also removed from the The Live Love Laugh foundation of Padukone.

The #MeToo movement started in India after former actor Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on a film set over 10 years ago.

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