With more and more Bollywood actors and actresses opening up about sexual harassment in the industry, the casting couch is no more a debatable secret. Of recent, actress Sri Reddy had taken the Telugu and Tamil film industry by storm when she accused biggies from the industry for casting couch. The actress had taken to Facebook and one by one over an extended time period revealed individual names and even narrated the incidents during which they misbehaved with her.
In an interview with a web portal, actress Tanushree Dutta said that the same people who were quiet when she spoke about sexual harassment are today speaking about women empowerment. The'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress said in the interview that an actor on the sets of the film tried to intimidate her, grabbed her by the arms and pushed her around. She also said that the actor wanted to do an intimate sequence with her. The actor, she said was not supposed to be a part of the song, but eventually had his way. The actress revealed that she was cornered when she protested against doing an intimidating scene with that actor. When Tanushree turned down his advances, he allegedly called members of a political party who came and broke her car.
The 'Me too' movement that gained traction in Hollywood is sure encouraging women across the world to open up about harrowing casting couch experiences and incidents of sexual harassment while at work. However, the 'Dhol' actress feels that the #Me Too movement will never happen in India, unless and until people acknowledge what happened to her in 2008. She further said that the #MeToo happened in Hollywood a year or two back, but in India, it happened several years ago. she also said that she was probably one of the first people in the history of this country in the media field to speak up and stand up.
Meanwhile, Tanushree Dutta who was last seen in the 2010 film 'Apartment', is reportedly back in the country to make a comeback in the film industry.
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