India's official MeToo movement began after former actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of alleged misconduct on the sets of the 2008 film 'Horn OK Pleassss'. Since then, a lot of victims have come up and have shared their harassment stories exposing their exploiters. In the wake of the ongoing controversy, recently, Mandana Karimi came out in the open and accused 'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' director Umesh Ghadge of alleged harassment. She shared her story which was also one of the reasons for her to quit Bollywood as she claims.
As per reports, she called it an experience that led her to quit her profession which she loved. She also claimed that to her harassment doesn't just mean to touch her, it also means to make her life hell. She further added that she was too miserable and didn't talk to anybody about it. It was her 'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' director Umesh Ghadge who she accused of the alleged harassment.
Apart from this, Bollywood's prominent personalities like Karim Morani, Subhash Ghai, and Sajid Khan among others have been accused of alleged sexual harassment, and recently Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu came out in the open and accused 'Housefull' director Sajid Khan too. Bipasha who has worked with Sajid Khan in his 2014 film 'Humshakal' said that "It was his general attitude towards women that would disturb me." She further said that, though she never faced harassment at the hands of the director, she always found his behaviour towards women rude.
Backing the accusation against Sajid Khan, his sister, and popular director Farah Khan too commented and said, "This is a heartbreaking time for my family. We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for. I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt."
A lot of eminent Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Twinkle Khanna, and Farhan Akhtar among others have supported the movement and the women that are speaking up about the harassment they have faced.
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