A revolutionary step taken by a strong-headed woman can change the whole society and nation at a vast level. These courageous women not only emerged as an example but open the pathways for the future generations. Former beauty pageant winner and Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has boldly talked about the sexual harassment she had faced in industry decades ago. After ten years, she again explicitly took out the names of harassers who are top most names in Bollywood. Dutta, not only, stand for herself but also made other women to talk about the sexual exploitation they had gone in their lives. Undoubtedly, she is the catalyst of India’s #MeToo movement. Know more.
How did it all begin?
During an interview, Tanushree was asked the reasons about leaving India and she explicitly talked about harassment from Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya and Vikas Bahl. Soon after her interview, the debate began on sexual exploitation in the industry and gradually many names began to surface. The women who didn’t have courage to talk against the big names of the industry finally revealed their stories.
Check out the names quoted under #MeToo movement
It begins with Tanushree Dutta who was harassed by Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya and filmmaker Vikas Bahl. In this series, Kanagna Ranaut also shared about the unusual touch of director Vikas Bahl. Singer-composer Kailash Kher also falls in the category of harasser as he misbehaved with a female journalist. In fact, actor Rajat Kapoor has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women.
The comedian group AIB is now shattered by the movement as two of its top comedians Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba are also part of this exploiters legacy. As a part of the movement, these two have to make distance from AIB. It came as a huge shock as the sanskari Babuji of entertainment industry is being charged with rape accusation. A veteran writer-producer Vinta Nanda wrote this in a heart-wrenching note on Facebook.
This is not the end. Chetan Bhagat, a bureau chief of Hindustan Times Prashant Jha, writer Kiran Nagarkar, former Editor in Chief of DNA in Mumbai Gautam Adhikari, journalist Anurag Verma, advertising professional Mihir Chitre and The Quint’s senior reporter Meghnad Bose, among others in the list of women exploiters.
The list is getting longer every passing day. It’s deplorable as the list includes the names of the most respected people from cinema whom people love and consider them their idols.