Updated: October 15, 2018 4:38:02 am
Bollywood’s female directors Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya Akhtar have come together to take a firm stand against sexual harassment. The directors have lent their support to the survivors and thanked them for starting a conversation and a welcoming revolution in the industry. The directors have also urged others in the industry to not work with offenders.
In a note shared by the Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava, the filmmakers in unison expressed, “As women and filmmakers, we come together to support the #MeTooIndia movement. We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest accounts of harassment and assault. Our respect and admiration to them as their courage has started a revolution of welcome change. We are here to spread awarenesss to help create a safe and equal atmosphere for all the workplace. We have also taken a stand to not work with proven offender. We urge all our peers in the industry to do the same.”
— Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601) October 14, 2018
If the system worked for women we would not need a #meToo All those saying that complaints must be routed through the system are missing the point entirely. The system has always protected the aggressor and perpetuated a culture of silence and victim shaming.
— Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601) October 7, 2018
The #MeToo movement in India started after Tanushree Dutta recently spoke of an unpleasant episode with actor Nana Patekar on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008.
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