"It's disappointing that not many actresses have spoken up on the matter (#MeToo). They probably gave themselves over to their ambitions," said Tanushree Dutta to a leading tabloid.
"People have been conditioned to think that it's okay for men to behave inappropriately and actresses have to compromise without complaining. Fortunately, the newer generation is opinionated and will phase out the patriarchal thinking."
"People have been dropped from projects, studios have become careful to not hire names that are accused. [Having said that,] Some stories of Swara and Kangana's struggles have been chronicled, but several others disappeared."
"This is a spark that has ignited the consciousness of people. True, the initial burst is over, but now it will remain in people's minds and help cleanse the industry. The movement started with Bollywood and then, women, who never thought they would speak up, came forward."
Tanushree Dutta kicked up a storm all over the country and gave voice to the #MeToo moment by accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of Horn OK Please in 2008 and said that when she turned down his unruly advances, Nana called up goons from a political party and vandalised her car and threatened her with dire consequences. Several actresses such as Chitrangada Singh, Swara Bhaskar, Richa Chadha, Radhika Apte, Shilpa Shetty and others spoke out against sexual harassment and supported the #MeToo movement, but the A-list actresses chose to remain silent about the controversy. Tanushree Dutta is miffed and here's what she had to say...
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