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Will Bollywood brush #MeToo claims under the red carpet?

By: Sarwar Alam

The first time Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused her co-star of sexually harassing her on set a decade ago, she was threatened with violence – and then ignored. When she repeated the accusation in an interview last week – a year after reports of sexual misconduct engulfed Hollywood – it unleashed a wave of sympathy that some are predicting could launch India’s own #MeToo moment. “Woah, looks like the code of omerta in Bollywood is finally cracking,” film writer Radha Rajadhyaksha said on Facebook, using the Italian word for the Mafia’s code of silence. Veteran actor Nana Patekar has denied…

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