Bollywood's #MeToo movement, that started with Tanushree Dutta's allegations against veteran actor Nata Patekar has gained momentum in the past few days and has brought up several other names of Bollywood celebrities who are accused of alleged misconduct by women in the industry.
Names of several renowned celebrities including director Vikas Bahl, and actor Alok Nath, among others, have come under the scanner. These news have created a huge stir in the industry and several stars have spoke up against the offenders and extended their support to the assault survivors.
Celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Swara Bhasker, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Twinkle Khanna, Simi Garewal, Lisa Ray, Parineeti Chopra have appreciated the ongoing #MeToo movement.
Joining the bandwagon, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor also extended his support to the ongoing movement. Talking about the #MeToo sensation, the 'Mr. India' actor said that he has three fierce women in his home who are independent and he listens to them. He further stated that people should listen to the survivors.
Describing the movement as 'fantastic' the actor said , "I have three women in my house and they are fiercely independent. And I'm a listener and I think the world should also listen. I think it is fantastic what is happening."
The #MeToo campaign started with former Tanushree accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar. The 2004 Miss India Pageant Winner recently opened up about the unjust that happened to her during the shooting of 'Horn Ok Pleassss'.
The actress, who was last seen on the big screens in 2010, accused the 'Welcome' star of misbehaving with her during the shooting of a special song for the film. The 34-year-old is now gearing up for a legal batter with the veteran actor. This incident gave inspiration to several other women in the industry to speak up about similar incidents experienced by them.
In one of the recent revelations, veteran actor Alok Nath was accused of sexual harassment by Vinta Nanda, Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin. Social media platform including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have given the platform to the survivors to share their story fearlessly.
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan, in a long social media post revealed that he has backed out from a film based on accusations that have been leveled against a person he was set to work. Though he did not not take names, it was later reported that Khan dropped out of the biopic of Gulshan Kumar, titled 'Mogul', because of harassment charges against the director Subash Kapoor.
The director who has a molesting case pending against him said on Wednesday that he understands and respects Aamir Khan’s decision to exit the Gulshan Kumar biopic as producer.
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