#MeToo: Konkona Sensharma, Zoya Akhtar And Other Female Filmmakers Come Together In Support Of The Movement

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Amid the MeToo movement, famous personalities like Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, and Karim Morani among others have been accused of alleged sexual harassment. Konkona Sensharma, Gauri Shinde, and Zoya Akhtar including other women filmmakers have come out in support of the movement.

Written By Snehal Kataruka | Mumbai | Updated On:

Tanushree Dutta's harassment allegations against Nana Patekar ignited India's Me Too movement and ever since then many victims have come forward and exposed their predators. Many eminent Bollywood personalities like Karim Morani, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai among others have been accused of alleged sexual harassment. The Hindi film fraternity has come out in support of the victims and has taken severe actions against the accused. 

Read | #MeToo| Himani Shivpuri Opens Up About Sexual Harassment Allegations On Alok Nath, Says 'His Misdeeds Were An Open Secret In The Industry'

While Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, and Sonam Kapoor to name a few have poured their support to the movement.

Recently, women filmmakers of the industry inclusive of Konkona Sensharma, Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde, Alankrita Shrivastava, Kiran Rao, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, and Shonali Bose have come out in support of the ongoing movement. 

Actor-director Konkona Sensharma took to her Twitter handle to release a statement in support of the movement which read,

Read | Suniel Shetty, Yami Gautam Among Others To Extend Support To The Ongoing #MeToo Movement

''As Women and filmmakers, we come together to support the #MeTooIndia movement. We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest accounts of harassment and assault. Our respect and admiration to them as their courage has started a revolution of welcome change. We are here to spread awareness to help create a safe and equal atmosphere for all in the workplace. We have also taken a stand to not work with proven offenders. We urge all our peers in the industry to do the same.''

Meanwhile, Bollywood star Yami Gautam also extended her views on the on the ongoing movement and said, "It is not just a campaign; it is a global movement which should not be restricted to a definite timeline. It is not isolated in one industry and I am so glad that all the girls who have spoken up are so courageous. Whatever we are reading is really depressing and disgusting. The biggest problem is the fear to lose. We do not have the power to change the law, but we can, in the swing of this movement, create some difference."

 

 

 

 

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