Like many who were horrified to see the MeToo accused Sajid Khan being welcomed into Bigg Boss with Salman Khan’s blessings, actress Tanushree Dutta who heralded the MeToo movement in Bollywood, has also been deeply affected by this shocking turn of events.
Speaking exclusively Tanushree says, “I’m appalled . Speechless at the sheer irresponsibility towards the impact of such a thing on the public. I don’t watch Bigg Boss and I think I never will after this.”
To Tanushree goes the credit for bringing the MeToo movement into Bollywood. In 2018 she accused actor Nana Patekar and several others of harassment.
Speaking in an earlier interview Tanushree had said, “It’s been very hard on me emotionally, psychologically and financially these 12 years after the mob violence on the sets of Horn OK Please in 2008 instigated by Nana Patekar and his goons.I had gone into severe depression post that episode for many years because the level of cunning manipulation, public humiliation and threats I had to endure was too much for me.”
Tanushee says she has got no support in her fight against sexual discrimination from the film fraternity. Instead of getting justice and being rehabilitated into work in Bollywood, her primary source of income, she has been further been pushed and forced into legal procedures.
Speaking on the impact of the MeToo movement in India ,Tanushree said, “What I’m most concerned about is what impact might it have on women, girls and boys of the next generation who are being taught about feminism, human rights and empowerment?? I mean you can’t blow the trumpet on empowerment and then have a corrupt and outdated legal system bind you with loopholes.”