In recent days, an actor, a film maker, a comedian, a best-selling author, a singer’s names have come out in the open regarding sexual harassment complaints.
The #MeToo movement rose in India late last week but has now exploded to a whole new level.
The movement gave confidence to females in the industry to share their stories of harassment they faced in the industry. The movement ironically is making men lose confidence and give up their jobs, even those not in limelight have come forward because a wrongdoer knows what wrong they have done.
It all started with Tanushree Dutta talking about actor Nana Patekar’s inappropriate behavior on the film set of Horn Ok Pleasss 10 years ago.
On October 8, the country’s leading comic content-production house, All India Bakchod (AIB), said two of its four co-founders will be stepping down until further notice for their roles in alleged cases of sexual misconduct.
Bollywood actor and filmmaker Rajat Kapoor has been accused of harassing two women.
On October 6, Bollywood director Vikas Bahl (of Queen fame) was accused of forcing himself upon a crew member and then masturbating in front of her in May 2015. Kangana Ranaut, who worked with Bahl on “Queen”, has also come out and said that the director would “bury his face in my neck and hold me really tight”.
Chetan Bhagat’s name has also come up in the movement when a woman shared screenshots of WhatsApp conversations between them. The author then went on to issue an apology on Facebook.
A female journalist has accused singer Kailash Kher of harassment. She said: “This creep kept his hand on my thigh.”
But wait, the most shocking is the latest celebrity who is facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct, our very own Babuji of cinema, Alok Nath. This was after producer Vinta Nanda wrote a Facebook post recounting an episode when she was sexually violated by Alok Nath after she had produced the popular TV show Tara.
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