Bollywood, at the 9th Jagran Film festival’s closing ceremony on Sunday, addressed the recent development in the ‘Me too’ movement when Tanushree Dutta stated the allegations that the veteran actor Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of the film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ when the two were shooting for an item song.
Director Anurag Kashyap who is known to speak out his mind, said it is important we look into ourselves, “We have to look back into our lives and the things we have done. Its time we grow up, acknowledge and accept your mistakes. This is everyone’s fault, the society, conditioning and the way we behave. We have to question ourselves. All of us, you and me.”
Anurag’s ‘Mukkabaaz’ was screen at the 9th Jagran Film Festival.
Swara Bhaskar, who is gearing up for her web series, ‘Its not that simple’ season 2, when talking about Bollywood’s Me Too movement, said, “Safe working place is an every women and man’s right. Sexual harassment at workplace is a very big issue in our society. It gets a very little attention and very little serious conversation actually happens about it and we are mostly unaware about it. So it is good that this is coming out now and we should talk about it more responsibly. And with a collective way we should make our work environment safe.”
Actor Pankaj Kapoor, who was also present at the Film festival’s closing ceremony with wife Supriya Pathak, said, “If things like these have happened then there should be an investigation. I can’t say who is right or wrong but there should be an investigation.”
Many celebrities have shown support on social media after the news first broke and later, when senior journalist Janice Sequeira said she was also present on the set and agreed with Tanushree Dutta.