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Aditi Rao Hydari on #MeToo movement: Women have an equal responsibility if we really want change

Aditi Rao Hydari, in support of the #MeToo campaign, has posted a statement on Twitter. The Daas Dev actor says while men have a responsibility towards women, the latter have an equal responsibility in bringing about a change.

By: IANS | New Delhi |
May 1, 2018 5:12:15 pm
aditi rao hydari on me too movement Aditi Rao Hydari was seen in Padmaavat and Daas Dev this year.

Actor Aditi Rao Hydari says women in the film industry need to take up responsibility if they want to see a real change. “Men have a responsibility towards women and that’s essential and the need of the hour… But so do we, women have an equal responsibility too if we really want change,” Aditi tweeted on Tuesday.

Aditi’s post came in response to producer Tanuj Garg’s tweet. “The honourable #Metoo campaign by the lovely Rose McGowan is getting misused by some women for personal benefit. Belated, mischievous and unproven defamatory rants masquerading as woman empowerment, have spoilt it for the genuine victims of harassment. #MeeshaShafi #AliZafar #Pakistan,” Tanuj Garg had written on his Twitter account.

Lately, many among the Bollywood celebrities have opened up about being a victim of sexual harassment.

McGowan had also started the #MeToo hashtag to raise awareness about sexual harassment. It soon became a movement with people from all quarters coming forward to share their experience of sexual assault. There is a growing list of people coming out in the open to talk about sexual advances by big names like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman.

Pakistani actor-model-singer Meesha Shafi also accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, a claim he has denied.

In fact, the singer-actor, later on, slapped a legal notice against Meesha demanding her to apologise over the sexual harassment allegations she made against him or face defamation suit of Rs 100 crore.

Also read | Ali Zafar sends legal notice to Meesha Shafi, demands apology

In the legal notice, Ali Zafar has asked Meesha Shafi to delete the tweet of allegations and issue an apology otherwise he will file the defamation case against her.

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