Zoya Akhtar, Meghna Gulzar, Reema Kagti Join Hands To Stand By Victims Of Sexual Harassment In Bollywood
Reema Kagti has released a statement which lists names of a number of women directors who have decided to support victims of sexual harassment and assault. They have decided to not work with proven offenders
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The #MeToo movement in India continues to get support from Bollywood. The latest development in this regard is that Talaash director Reema Kagti has released a statement which says that she, along with a host of other female directors, are in complete solidarity with the victims who have faced harassment and assault. The statement further states that the ladies have taken a stand that they would not work with proven offenders. The list includes names of directors such as Meghna Gulzar, Kiran Rao, Zoya Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Nandita Das and Shonali Bose among others. The women intend to create a safe and equal atmosphere for all in the workplace. READ THE STATEMENT BELOW:
Yesterday, we had brought to you Malaika Arora and Kirron Kher’s voices on the movement. “I have a son and so does Kirron Ji. It’s very important to start at the root level. You teach them that you should not take women for granted. Don’t think women are like playthings. Because unfortunately that is the mind set. You have to teach your son that you should respect women," Malaika said.
Kher opined, “It’s happening all over the world, not only in film industry. There is a law called Vishakha guidelines and I feel it should be followed everywhere. It has to be followed and if things are not being done in that regard, then it has to be investigated why they are not being done. Jo itne itne saal wait karte hain apni baat bolne ke liye unhe immediatelytely bolna chahiye. It is happening unfortunately because of the mindset. Why is rape happening in the world? Why did it happened to Nirbhaya in Delhi? Women are not respected."
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