Indian film fraternity is going through a #MeToo movement of their own post Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar row where the former posed allegations on the latter for sexual harassment. The incident that took place back in 2008 has given voice to many other survivors who have now started coming forward breaking their silence on the matter.
While social media has become the platform for victims to open up, masses and celebrities alike have been seen extending their support through the medium. In recent state of affairs, Writer and Comedian Varun Grover has been accused of sexual harassment for which he also released a statement clarifying his stance where he mentioned that the news is completely fabricated and agenda-driver to derail this movement.
This drew the attention of actress Swara Bhasker, who retweeted Varun's stance saying, "It is imperative that anonymous accounts be discouraged. Brave women are sharing their names and stories, enabling other women to speak up. We need thorough, investigative journalism that questions both alleged perpetrators & victims & corroborates stories & fact finds. #MeToo." Filmmaker and screenwriter Apurva Asrani then took to his handle to express his thoughts on the ongoing issue saying that anonymity gives courage to many to call out their accusers.
Few hours later, Swara took to her Twitter handle again throwing light to an important question and setting the stage up for a debate saying, "How can we hold perpetrators accountable based on anonymity?"
Bollywood that has been mum until the news of Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy resurfaced, sees a new dawn of hope with victims coming out in the open and sharing their stories. From Kangana Ranaut to Vinta Nanda, many celebrities are joining the movement by sharing their stories as things take a legal turn for the perpetrators.
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