In the wake of the 'Me Too' movement that had earlier taken Hollywood by storm, former actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. The 2004 Miss India Pageant Winner has been making the headlines ever since. The 34-year-old claimed Nana Patekar misbehaved with her making her feel uncomfortable while shooting a special song for the film.
In addition to Patekar, the actress accused renowned choreographer Ganesh Acharya, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of harassing her while filming the song. Meanwhile, Dutta's brave step has now pushed several victims to share their stories. Several big-wigs from the entertainment industry have been named and shamed. The age of social media has left no stone unturned in shaming all those accused of sexual harassment. On the occasion of his birthday, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan shared her take on the matter and stated that no women should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehavior. Taking to his blog, he tweeted out an interview and said,
“No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct ; especially at her work place. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law. Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very early educational level. Women children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care. It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence.”
Read his full interview here