Bollywood's #MeToo movement, that started with Tanushree Dutta's allegations against veteran actor Nata Patekar has gained momentum in the past 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. The news has created a huge stir in the industry and several stars have spoken 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.
Amid the ongoing controversy, actress Chitrangada Singh, who previously criticized actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for not taking a stand for her while she experienced the alleged harassment, claimed that she is not pointing a finger at the actor. Singh in a recent interview revealed her #MeToo story and said that she was harassed by the producers and the directors of the show over a particular scene where she was supposed to do a love-making scene with the lead actor, but when she refused because she was uncomfortable, she was subjected to a lot of taunts. While recalling her harassment story, she further criticized her co-star Nawazuddin for not taking a stand in support of her. However, the actress was later replaced in the Kushan Nandy's directorial.
Talking about the same to ANI, at an event on Wednesday, Chitrangada said, "I don't want to blame Nawaz entirely because I think he didn't know how I was feeling. I am sure he must have had his reasons. So I am not pointing a finger at him."
When asked if she is planning to file a complaint or take any legal stand, the 'Desi Boyz' actress said, "I don't intend to take a legal action. The producers had told an altogether different story, that's why I had to come forward and share all that."
The 42-year-old also commented on the ongoing #MeToo movement and explained why she felt the need to talk about the alleged incident at this time. "Since the #MeToo movement has started, the issue came up again and that's the reason I explained it again but there are cases which are worse than this," she stated. She further added that one cannot be forced o share their #MeToo stories and there are cases worse than hers which need to be dealt with responsibly.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Chitrangda will next be seen in 'Baazaar' alongside Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. The film is all set to release on October 26, 2018.
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