Kriti Sanon on #MeToo movement: “It’s changed the way people look at things”

Jeetesh Luhar



During the past few months, the #MeToo movement has exploded in Bollywood with names of many prominent personalities coming under the scanner for their sexual misconduct.

It all started with former Miss India Tanushree Dutta renewing a decade-old sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar that took place on the set of ‘Horn Ok Please’ (2008). And following that, the #MeToo campaign has helped a lot of women to come out in the open, naming and shaming their sexual predators, reports Pinkvilla. From Patekar, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Vikas Bahl to Subhash Kapoor, Alok Nath and others, a lot of names have been called out for their sexual misconduct.

At the time when the #MeToo movement had plagued Bollywood, Kriti Sanon was shooting for ‘Housefull 4’ in Rajasthan when the name of the former director of Housefull 4, Sajid Khan, was called out in the #MeToo movement. Soon after, ‘Housefull 4’ actors – Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, and Riteish Deshmukh – took to social media to support the #MeToo movement and stating that they will not work with anyone who is accused in the movement. Sanon, being a feminist, took to social media to support the movement.

Talking about the #MeToo campaign, she said, “I’m a big feminist and #MeToo is the greatest thing to happen to the film industry in a long time. It’s changed the way people look at things. Now there’s fear that if you do something wrong, you can’t get away with it. I don’t know how much justice the survivors have got because sadly, there’s only so much you can do to prove your point because a lot of harassment is verbal, without witnesses around. Also, many fingers were pointed anonymously,” adding, “It’s understandable if a survivor doesn’t want to come out with allegations in public, but the cops and judiciary need to know their identity. Having said that, I’m glad #MeToo happened and shook things up.”

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the then director of ‘Housefull 4,’ Khan, had to step down as the director of the film, and Farhad Samji replaced him. On the work front, Sanon will be next seen in ‘Luka Chuppi,’ where she is playing the role of an intern journalist.

‘Housefull 4’ is the fourth instalment of the ‘Housefull’ series and will hit the theatres on 26th October.

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