Will B- town also unleash it’s #MeToo movement soon?
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta revealed that she was maltreated on the sets of her 2008 film, Horn Ok Pleassss.
Just a day after revealing this, the actress also claimed that she was sexually harrased by the bollywood actor Nana Patekar on the sets of the same movie.
The actress Tanushree Dutta claimed that she was physically abused and forced to perform some intimate scenes with Nana Patekar in a song from the movie.
Hollywood has experienced a wide expansion of bold movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up in the past few months. It seems to us like, this bold step taken by the actress might lead to such movements in B-town as well.
However, other Bollywood actresses are quite not ready yet for such revealing of their harsh experiences. Most of them believe that, Bollywood is still not ready for such a bold and controversial movement.
Bollywood actress, Radhika Apte, in an India Today forum stated that, “The main cause is power game. Be it religious, sexual or economical- it happens everywhere. Nobody wants to lose their power. This is a grey area. We need to have a good support system and come out of our fears. Well, not just women but men too are harassed in our industry.”
Similarly, actress Richa Chadha also shared her thoughts in an interview regarding the scenario .
She said, “There is no system to protect actors. If any section in India is defending rapists, then am disgusted. Then, attacking people who are demanding punishment for rape and politicising it just because an election is coming up in a year, doesn’t mean you will communalise and politicise it. I am disgusted and I don’t see it (#MeToo movement) happening here anytime soon.”
Actually, the problem here isn’t that the Bollywood actresses aren’t ready to face this or aren’t bold enough to confess such things. It’s just the fear that lies in them.
The fear that if, they will take part in such a movement it might leave far more damage on their careers as compared to the accused.
All we can do is to wait and watch when the B-town gets strong and fair enough to unleash the dark aspects of the industry making it cleaner and fairer!