Actress Swara Bhasker is happy that women are coming out and claiming their stories. Swara was here to walk for designer Karishma Deepa Sondhi on the final day of the ongoing edition of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW).
Asked her opinion about the ongoing #MeToo movement in India, Swara said: “Have already spoken at length about it. I also tweeted my support. I think the #MeToo movement was a long time pending in India and it’s good that it has finally come out and kudos goes to all the women who are braving their past trauma and re-living it and claiming their own stories with their own names.”
Swara stressed that their stories should be heard. “We should all listen…I am not only talking about Bollywood, I am talking about all workplace,” she added.
The #MeToo movement in India started after Tanushree Dutta in September recalled an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008. After that, a slew of controversies surrounding Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath have emerged.
The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It led to the opening of a Pandora’s box of complaints against celebrated personalities like Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey.