2018 – June – Bollywood Blind Item 7
The blind item below is by DNA and was released yesterday. It’s about a bunch of Bollywood people and the one thing they all have in common is misusing their power on on actors, actresses or any other filmi-related job. Everyone has been saying that Bollywood or the Indian Film Industry will soon be hit by the #MeToo campaign. It hasn’t happened yet. We don’t think it will happen soon. You know why? Because these industry people will stand by each other.
The only way the #MeToo campaign can really take off is if someone really powerful takes the lid off these influential industry people. This is how Harvey Weinstein was attacked by hundreds of women. You know who made that possible? His own brother! His brother wanted him out of the movie production company they both owned and this was how he envisioned Harvey’s ouster. What happened next or rather the huge response that this got, he probably never saw it happening. In the end, the company itself is pretty much shutting down because no one wants to associate themselves with a rapist, pervert, molestor and any other degrading names you can think of.
Prior to this, a lot of people stood by Harvey. Some famous actresses claimed they had no idea what he was doing to other women.
It’s not true at all, everyone knew and they all kept quiet. The same way they know these little kids working in the television and movie industry are in the same situation and they do nothing about it. In India too, the only way these perverts can get outed is if one of their own rats them out. Even if that happens, what are the odds of actresses and actors coming forward and saying that they too have gone through the casting couch thing? The likelihood of this happening is very little.
For now, check out the blind item below from DNA.
Major trouble ahead for these five Bollywood celebs as #MeToo campaign hits India
Major trouble ahead for Bollywood’s Harvey Weinstein. Beware, Harvey Weinstein of India, for the noose is soon going to tighten around your neck, too. We have got to know that a #MeToo list is being drawn up, where at least top five film personalities have been named by victims of sexual exploitation.
The one who tops the list of desi Weinstein is the head honcho of a music company, a filmmaker who is known to promote his girls by pushing them into his projects against the will of the producer. There is an actor-director too, who is related to a known filmmaker and who is making a big franchise, and also an independent filmmaker and former partner of a talent company who is known to be notorious and has been sidelined after some girls complained about him. We hear, there is a chance that they could end up like Weinstein who had to go to prison.
Head Honcho: Bhushan Kumar (Few ladies came out and spoke about how he propositioned to them)
Filmmaker: Sajid Khan (Well-known and reported in the media)
Filmmaker: Vikas Bahl (Already reported in the media)
Here are few cases of casting couch situation in Bollywood: