The #MeToo campaign started a year ago, when allegations of rape and sexual misconduct were made against Harvey Weinstein, who is a Hollywood producer. It gave courage to many people from around the world to come forward to share their stories regarding sexual harassment. The #MeToo movement started in India started when actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Please.
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Sonam always spoke up when she thought something wasn’t right and she spoke up this time too. She said in a tweet “I believe #TanushreeDatta and @janiceseq85 recollection of the account. Janice is my friend, and she is anything but an exaggerator or a liar. And it’s upto us to stand together.”
Farhan spoke up about this situation, when many other A list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Amir Khan and Salman Khan avoided all the questions regarding this matter. Farhan said in a tweet “This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned.”
TV actor Vivek Dahiya also showed his support in a tweet, where he said “It’s appalling to read the news but this is a MUST! Women shouldn’t suppress their voice for decades, times have changed & one voice can give strength to many more who have faced something similar! The NATION stands by you, social media gives each of you a VOICE so END THIS VIRUS!”
TV actresses also came forward to show their support for the #MeToo movement. Kumkum Bhagya actress Sriti Jha shared her view on Instagram.
Aishwaraya who spoke up about her past abusive relationship with Salman Khan, showed her support for Tanshuree too. She said at an event “I have always spoken out, I spoke in the past, I am speaking now, and I will continue to speak.
“When it comes to helping women find their voice, find the strength, feel confident about sharing their stories, it’s not about the current time. This has been going on since a lot of time and I am glad it has found a certain momentum today.”