The #MeToo movement has taken the nation by storm with the Indian film industry as its epicenter. With each passing day, more and more celebrities are coming forward to share their stories be it through social media or interviews. While some say it’s just the tip of an iceberg, others refrain from making a comment on it until the time is right.
‘Neerja’ producer Atul Kasbekar, who has been accused of alleged sexual harassment by an anonymous user on Twitter, took to his social media handle to share a piece of advice to his followers. Sharing a post that throws light on what doesn't constitute of the #MeToo movement, the ace-photographer captioned the picture saying, “Well this makes perfect sense. People would be advised to read and prevent a lynch mob mentality followed by a trial by social media. Would guarantee ruining the #metoo movement.” The producer, who is also the co-founder of Ellipsis Entertainment, has been mum on this issue, however, his social media sees posts that traces back to the allegations.
Atul Kasbekar has been accused of misconduct on the sets of 'Cheat India'. An anonymous Twitter user shared a post where she called out Soumik Sen and Atul Kasbekar saying the experience of working with them was "rather disturbing." In an elaborative post, the actress shares that in the past few weeks she interacted with women who have had worse experiences with Atul Kasbekar.
Post the news surfaced, Ellipsis Entertainment released a statement saying, "We will soon file a complaint with the cyber crime cell to look into the matter." The statement, signed by Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg, Shanti Sivaram, Swati Iyer and Piya Sawhney, reads: "We have not received any complaint of inappropriate behaviour by director Soumik Sen from any female member in our unit of Cheat India during the shooting." Read the full statement below:
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