The bravery of exposing men for their sexual misconduct by women started in Hollywood. It all began when more than 70 women came out and spoke against Harvey Weinstein against the sexual harassment he did. Following the same global outrage, the #MeToo movement has finally made its way to India as well. In fact in India, it has targetted some of the most powerful men from the whole media and entertainment industry. A parade of women in India took to social media platforms to speak up and expose their harassers.
The fire of MeToo movement in India was set ablaze by Tanushree Dutta in an interview in which she alleged veteran actor Nana Patekar who allegedly misbehaved with her during the filming of a song for the movie Horn Ok Pleassss back in 2008. Following this, a number of actors, journalists, politicians, and many other big names have been accused of sexual harassment
The #MeToo movement that started as a hashtag on Twitter back in 2017 in the midst of the Weinstein occurrence, has now turned into a worldwide marvel. Made by Alyssa Milano, this movement discovered help with noted Hollywood performers Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, and Uma Thurman. The development was picked as the Person of the Year. It additionally brought forth the more activist Time’s Up crusade.
The latest news in India has to be everything that related the MeToo movement one way or the other.
#MeToo Movement in India
The MeToo movement picked up steam in India after the previous AIB comedian Utsav Chakraborty was blamed for lewd behavior by a local writer. She additionally said that the organization had not made any move in spite of her grumblings. Following the occurrence, AIB founder member and CEO Tanmay Bhat ventured out from his job, while another establishing part Gursimran Khamba, who has additionally been blamed for the sexual offense, has been requested to go on transitory leave.
Soon after this, an assembly of sexual harassment survivors came out and revealed a number of men. The list of the most powerful people accused as of now is rounded down below.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
This came out as a shock but the veteran Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan, has also been accused of sexual misconduct by a celebrity hairstylist, Sapna Bhavnani. She stressed that the superstar’s take on the #MeToo movement is a lie and his image of being an activist will get dismissed soo. Though she did not say anything specifically her message was loud and clear and she seemed in her Tweet, she sounds pretty confident of what she wrote. However, nothing has come out by any victim as of now.
2. MJ Akbar
The Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, is accused of sexual harassment by a number of female journalists. Right after the allegations were picked up by the mainstream media, the minister took a legal action and issued his resignation as well.
3. Alok Nath
Veteran actor Alok Nath has also joined the bandwagon of the alleged culprits of the MeToo movement. The actor was accused of sexually attacking a TV writer and director Vinta Nanda. Vinta has also claimed that Alok Nath has sexually misbehaved with actor Navneet Nishan as well. Following this, the Page 3 famed actress Sandhya Mridul and the Sonu ki titu ki sweety actor Deepika Amin has also come forward against Alok Nath. However, Alok Nath has denied all the accusations and his lawyer has stated that the actor will be filing a defamation suit against Nanda and Mridul.
4. Vicky Bahl
The director of acclaimed film Queen, Bahl was first charged by a female colleague during the arrangements of his film in 2016 who had asserted that he demanded to drop her off at her room and assaulted her in an inebriated condition. After those claims, Kangana Ranaut, lead performer of his film, ventured forward blaming Bahl for improper conduct like smelling her hair and embracing her firmly. Vicky Bahl has threatened to file a case against Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane who spoke about this whole matter to the public.
6. Rajat Kapoor
A couple of ladies on Twitter ventured forward blaming performing artist and director Rajat Kapoor for inappropriate behavior. One of the informers, a columnist affirmed that Kapoor had proceeded to make unseemly uncalled inquiries related to her while another guaranteed that he called her ceaselessly from performer Saurabh Shukla’s telephone including that he had likewise inquired as to whether she knew any empty houses which the latter understood the meaning of. However, Rajat Kapoor soon released an apology statement on his Twitter account in which he showed his regret for his improper conduct.
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7. Kailash Kher
The artist was blamed for improperly contacting a columnist when she went to talk with him. Artist Sona Mohapatra alongside another lady ventured forward blaming him for lewd behavior on a few events. Kher additionally issued an expression of remorse following the claims. He happens to be one of those few men who, instead of falsely denying the claims against himself, honestly accepted his mistakes and issued an apology. However, the fact that what he did in the past still remain to be condemnable.
Following the mess in Hollywood and Bollywood, we believe the time has finally come to expose the culprits in Lollywood as well. Because unfortunately, no place is safe from the disgusting act of sexual harassment towards women in the world. The Time is Up for the men who are culprits of presenting lewd behavior towards women!