Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against
Nana Patekar have unleashed a mass movement of sorts. Many seem to have derived
courage from Tanushree’s bold and explosive statement, and have come out to
share their #MeToo stories with the world.
People from all walks of life are coming out in the open and speaking about having faced sexual harassment at workplace and outside. Now, the Producer's Guild helmed by Siddharth Roy Kapur, has lent its full support to the movement. Here's what their statement reads:
Producers Guild of India extends its complete support to the movement to call out and report sexual harassment and abuse whenever and wherever it occurs in our industry. We believe that there is an urgent need to set up a robust process to ensure the highest standards of safety for employees and crew members at the workplace - whether in offices or on sets of productions. We are instituting a committee within the Guild to lead this effort, and we are determined to stay the course till workplaces in the industry are safe spaces for everyone.
The Producers Guild Of India's Statement Supporting The Ongoing #MeToo Campaign
Apart from Nana Patekar, many other celebs have been accused of sexual harassment. Vikas Bahl, Vivek Agnihotri, Chetan Bhagat, Tanmay Bhat, Alok Nath, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, Gursimran Khamba, Varun Grover and many others are embroiled in controversy. While many have spoken up about the allegations, there are others who have preferred to stay mum. Quite a few celebs have also apologised for their actions.