The #MeToo campaign that has ignited in India has given women the strength and courage to speak up against sexual perpetrators. In the wake of the campaign names of several popular Bollywood artists including directors, actors and producers have surfaced.
Reacting to the same, actress Malaika Arora recently expressed her thoughts on the matter. Malaika Arora is happy that the #MeToo movement - which began in Hollywood a year ago - has finally come to India.
The 44-year-old, while talking to ANI, said she supports women a hundred percent.
"MeToo has just started here and I think it's very good - better late than never. If you take this step now, in the future, we will be able to control it."
"If women have been through any kind of harassment whether it's physical, mental, emotional, any which way, I support them," added Malaika.
The #MeToo movement began a year ago in Hollywood after The New York Times and The New Yorker published several stories about decades-long predation of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Inspired by the west, the #MeToo movement has gained traction in India with several women speaking up against and pointing out sexual perpetrators. It began when former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the 2008 film 'Horn Ok Pleasss'. The case became a huge deal with the help of social media as opposed to the time Dutta had made the allegations in the year 2008. Thereafter several Bollywood celebrities have taken a stand on the matter and condemned sexual harassment at workplaces. Until now, several eminent personalities from the Indian film industry have also been accused of sexual harassment including Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Varun Grover, Karim Morani, Sajid Khan, Luv Ranjan and Vikas Bahl to name a few.
(with inputs from ANI)
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