Karan Johar weighs in on #MeToo movement

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Karan Johar has spoken about the recent social media campaign of #MeToo in India, stating that each and every person or woman has a story to tell.

“Every woman, who has a voice, has to be respected, applauded for coming out there and it is essential to believe every given voice. You cannot say there’s no proof. That is a lame, masculine, stupid thing to say. When a woman comes out, she expresses her heart out, she is right and you believe her,” said Johar, in conversation with Barkha Dutt, according to the New Indian Express.

Johar also said the personal impact the stories had on him, “When I read so many of those narratives and stories, they broke my heart. It made me realise we cannot be complicit to this and you have to wake up, smell the coffee and be active about it”.

Johar was also quizzed about the accusations that the Bollywood biggies remained silent over the campaign. He responded, “Not everyone has to go online and say it. A lot of people either work silently or out there. It’s how you choose to take decisions. Some of our decisions will be made but we don’t need to scream and shout about it. A lot of the more evolved minds have taken the required action”.

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