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#MeToo | Lara Dutta on Entering Bollywood: 'I Was Told To Expect Harassment/Exploitation'

Written By Snehal Kataruka | Mumbai | Published:


  • Recently, Lara Dutta in support of the ongoing #MeToo movement voiced her opinion and took to Twitter to reveal a shocking truth.
  • She mentioned that when she stepped into Bollywood she was told to expect harassment and exploitation.

The Me Too movement of India has become a burning topic of discussion and has brought about a major revolution in the country and especially the entertainment and the media industry. Several prominent Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, and Farhan Akhtar among others have supported the victims and have backed the movement. 

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Recently, Lara Dutta in support of the ongoing movement voiced her opinion and took to Twitter to reveal a shocking fact.

She wrote, ''As a girl stepping into the business, I was told to expect harassment/exploitation,it was inevitable to grow a thick skin & learn to deal with it. No one ever told us it was UNACCEPTABLE, if we encountered it.....''



 Prior to this tweet, her husband Mahesh Bhupathi had shared a tweet in which he wrote down his opinion in support of the movement and also mentioned how Lara Dutta refused to work with Mukesh Chhabra's company, post him being accused of sexual harassment.  

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Here's an excerpt from his elaborate post. 

"Two days ago my wife, who's shooting out of town, got an offer from a leading international digital platform through Mukesh Chhabra's company. She forwarded it to me for my feedback. I asked if she really wanted to empower his company even after what's been in the news. Her reaction was that the digital platform hadn't really pulled back business from him either. Later, Lara got in touch with the digital platform and told them she wouldn't accept work through this company specifically. I think she did the right thing. I am not sure it's enough though."


A lot of renowned personalities have been caught in the whirlwind of the movement. Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Karim Morani, Rajat Kapoor, Mukesh Chhabra, Anu Malik, Suhel Seth Anirban Blah and Kailash Kher among others have been accused of sexual harassment. 



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