The #MeToo movement that has gained traction in India has exposed several prominent names from Bollywood as well. Several Bollywood actors, directors and producers have been named and shamed for sexual harassment until now. Director Subhash Ghai was also one among them, who got caught in the #MeToo storm after he was accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous woman and was later also accused by actress Kate Sharma.
Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, while speaking to IANS, spoke about the allegations levelled against Ghai, as the two share a good rapport, owing to the number of films they have worked together. While talking about the movement, he said that he is in support of the #MeToo movement, but feels that the movement has been blown out of proportion. He also said that he believes in innocent until proven guilty. The actor added that in his 40-year career, he has never misbehaved with any woman and treats them with respect.
Talking about the allegations made on Subhash Ghai, along with whom he has made some terrific films, like 'Kalicharan', 'Vishwanath', 'Khaan Dost', says that he will continue to work with the filmmaker, even if he is proven guilty and serves his punishment. The actor compared it with Sanjay Dutt, who has served his term in jail, after being accused of his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast. Sinha said that, the 'Vaastav' actor is back in our "large-hearted" film industry. He also reminded that the people had no problem working with Sanjay Dutt even when he was accused in a serious case.
Subhash Ghai had earlier responded to the allegations made on him and denied all the claims. He said that it is becoming a fashion to malign anyone known by bringing some stories from the past without any truth or half-truth if at all. Denying all the allegations, he had said that he as always respected every woman in his life and at his workplace. Talking about his first accuser, the filmmaker had said that she should go to the court of law and prove it. He also stated that he will file a defamation lawsuit, if needed.
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