Madhuri Dixit Nene has reportedly shared that she was shocked to see names such as Alok Nath and Soumik Sen in the #MeToo movement as she was oblivious to the darker sides of their personalities. During the movement which hit the Hindi film industry in August 2018, Nath has been accused of rape by writer-director Vinta Nanda. Sen, who directed Dixit Nene in ‘Gulaab Gang’ (2014), has been accused of inappropriate behaviour by three women.
When asked if it was heart breaking for her to see their names in the #MeToo movement, DNA reports Dixit Nene saying, “It is always shocking. Because you’ve known them and you’ve not known them like that. It is always shocking when something like that comes out. What you’ve known them and what you’re reading is two different people. It was so shocking.”
Currently gearing up for her upcoming comedy, ‘Total Dhamaal’ and her next ‘Kalank’, a film, which was originally was going to star Sridevi. Talking about replacing the veteran, who passed away last February, Dixit Nene said, “It was so shocking, I was like ‘you want me to do this role?’ because even they (filmmakers) were stuck. They had to go on. As a person it was hard to deal. As an actor, you know the role, the script. It’s a different matter altogether. But to accept the truth was very difficult.”
Directed by Indra Kumar, ‘Total Dhamaal’ stars Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra amongst others and is scheduled to release at the end of February 2019.