2018 – October – Bollywood Blind Item 6
Last year around this time, Hollywood actresses went all out to out their accusers, harassers, molesters, and rapists. Women from outside Hollywood also felt the courage to stand up and speak up. This year, it’s happening in India starting with Bollywood, courtesy of Tanushree Dutta. The thing is, now that women are coming out their stories, hopefully, that would inspire the men who have been wronged and taken advantage of to stand up and speak up. It is not that easy for the men to do that, but here’s to hoping.
For now, big actors are still very much quiet about what is taking place. They are probably having sleepless nights thinking what would happen if someone speaks up against them. Unfortunately, this will not happen unless someone talks. Like Imran Khan (the actor, not the lentils
rubber lover) said:
I believe it will not. No. The names are too big and too prevalent and it is way way big and woven into the fabric of the industry. My opinion is for that a lot of names will come out and a lot of people will bear the brunt of it but I don’t think it will affect things at the higher up level. At this point all the names that are out, the big names are Tanmay Bhatt and Alok Nath so this is the level we are at right now. You and I both know the names go much much much higher. But those actresses whom I have worked with or the victims who have been harassed, if they chose to recognise themselves as it is their story to tell and if they can out themselves and name the people whom I am talking about then I will stand by them. That is the very least I owe them. I will say that look I was there and if you ever speak up please know that I am on your side and I will support you
Whatever your position is at a company, it’s immoral and unprofessional to stay advantage of your power. Wish the men and women of power in Bollywood realize that and change themselves for the better.
Check out the blind item by PinkVilla.
Woman alleged of sexual harassment in this production house
A film organisation has received a complaint against a female creative producer, who is also involved in making some of the most crucial casting decisions in films, alleging her of sexual assault.
The Me Too movement is spreading in India like wildfire. After a few prominent names from Bollywood came under the scanner for their alleged involvement in sexual harassment cases, a lot of women have opened up on Twitter and have shared their harrowing experiences. From their bosses to co-stars, no is being spared. While the audience is still coping up with the shocking revelations made by the women across, we have stumbled upon yet another shocking incident of sexual harassment, this time done by a woman to a man.
A film organisation has received a complaint against a female creative producer, who is also involved in making some of the most crucial casting decisions in films, alleging her of sexual assault. A copy of the complaint has also been sent to the production house, where the female employee has been working. A source in the know revealed about the same and also added, “The complainant isn’t willing to disclose his identity. But if he agrees to come on record then the film body will register an official complaint and only then the production house will also be able to take action. But an unofficial complaint has been raised against the lady in question.”
Well, looking at the number of Me Too revelations that have come out on social media, this is indeed alarming. Though we are yet to see what action is taken against the offenders.
Woman: Shanoo Sharma
Production House: Yash Raj Films