The #MeToo movement that has gained traction in India , has uncovered the masks of several celebrated faces from the world of politics, film, writing and other professions. Several women have shared their #MeToo stories, where they have been abused by noted individuals of Bollywood. Few among them are Vikas Bahl,Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Nana Patekar, Luv Ranjan and Sajid Khan among others.
Several Bollywood celebrities have shared their opinion and taken a stand on the #MeToo movement. Now, Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has shared her thought on the same, and lauded the girls who have come out with their #MeToo stories. "It takes a lot of courage for a girl to come out in the open and talk about her #MeToo story.. and hats off to the ones who have spoken up. Thanks to you girls and the movement that now people will fear being caught if they wrong anyone. This FEAR was much needed and is hopefully here to stay. But we need to make sure this movement doesn't get diluted," she wrote.
She further shared her thoughts on the movement. She wrote, "Just a thought that has been playing on my mind: What happens when a #MeToo story of an "anonymous" girl comes out against someone? Do we simply believe it without knowing who the girl is or if she even exists ? How does one inspect such an incident in order to come to any conclusion? Is it fair to consider the accused "Guilty" when the #MeToo story doesn't come with the victim's name ? Should the media carry such stories? It takes just one story to spoil someone's name and career. It''s important that we handle the #MeToo movement responsibly and find a lawful way. Ultimately there has to be a legal repercussion of #MeToo for it to be enduringly effective."
She further wrote, "I'd urge all the women/men who want to share their #MeToo stories to either come out in the open with their names and faces or file a FIR or a legal case (while asking for your identity to not be given to media or public) so that the case can be atleast inspected and the #MeToo movement doesn't get misused or diluted."
Kriti Sanon is a part of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Housefull 4'. Recently, the director of the film, Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three women, including a journalist and two actors. Post the accusations, Sajid Khan stepped down as the director of the film and was later replaced by Farhad Samji who had directed 'Housefull 3'.
The #MeToo movement in India was ignited after former actress Tanuhsree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the 2008 film 'Horn OK Pleassss'. While the allegations were made it him, the actor had gone ahead to shoot for 'Housefull 4' in Jaisalmer. He later stepped out of the film, after the director stepped down.
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