Tanushree Dutta, who started the #MeToo movement in India when she called out Nana Patekar for sexual harassment, will be seen in a short film called 'Inspiration'. The movie is directed by Atul Bhalla and it revolves around the stories of sexual harassment in Bollywood.
The film also features Ishani Sharma and Taranjeet Kaur. It will be released online.
According to the reports, Tanushree spoke about the project and she said that it deals with the issues of 'willful' exploitation of young newcomers in showbiz' who enter this industry without any mentor or a guide. She further clarified that it is a new format where 'reality and fiction will be blended.
What is Tanushree's role in the film? Reports suggest that she will be playing a guardian angel who will inspire girls to make the right decision. Tanushree also revealed that she has written the dialogues, inspired by her own insight and understanding on the matter.
For those unaware, Tanushree revealed the horrid details of how she was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of her 2009 film, OK Horn Pleassss. Post this, several women came out and spoke against some Bollywood celebrities like Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Rajkumar Hirani, Alok Nath, Anu Malik and Kailash Kher and accused them of sexual misconduct.
She had then in an interview said, “All of that disgusted me - it took my faith and confidence from the industry. I didn’t want to work here. I still kept in touch and did some work which needed short-term commitments. I knew I had to keep the dialogue going ... and other women would speak out. I was in it deep - there was no way out. I was not going to cow down - not the second time for sure."
Tanushree was also invited as a guest speaker to Harvard Business School. The special session was curated by journalist Pankaj Pachauri.
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