#MeToo campaign has grown in India in leaps and bounds from every account in the industry. With many Bollywood actors like Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and others coming in support for the #MeToo campaign, there is yet another actor who has shared his story.
Saif Ali Khan has come forward in full support of the #MeToo campaign. The actor revealed to PTI in an interview, “I have also been harassed in my career, not sexually, but I have been harassed 25 years ago and I am still angry about it”
He didn’t share the whats and hows of the incident but it’s quite clear how serious he is on the issue. Saif Ali Khan stated that he fully understands the issue and hopes that people start talking about it seriously.
Saif Ali Khan cleared that he was not sexually harassed but he was harassed nonetheless. He shared that it is difficult for people to understand the pain of others but we must try. “Most people don’t understand other people. It is very difficult to understand other people’s pain. I don’t want to talk about it because I am not important today. Even when I think about what happened with me I still get angry. Today, we have to look after women,”
He also added that, “People are offended and they want justice. What it is happening is good and it gives you a sense that something is happening. I would hate an atmosphere where women are being looked down upon or mistreated in any way. I don’t think that’s how an atmosphere should be. I don’t want to work with them.”
On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will be seen in Gauravv K Chawla’s ‘Bazaar’ with actress Radhika Apte, Rohan Mehra and Chitrangda Singh in the lead roles. The movie is set to release on October 26th this year.
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It was also confirmed that Akshay Kumar has canceled the shoot of ‘Housefull 4’ after director Sajid Khan’s sexual assault allegations have come to light. Aamir Khan also stated that he would not work with anyone proven harassers.
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta came out with her traumatic story where she was sexually harassed by fellow actor Nana Patekar. She also claimed how Vivek Agnihotri tried to make a move on her. She stated that this happened almost 10 years ago on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’ when she was just starting out.
Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri, Alok Nath, Vikas Bhal, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Varun Grover, AIB comedians Utsav Chakrborthy and Gursimran Khamba have all been blamed in this campaign. Top media personalities from newspapers and TV channels have also been called out for workplace harassment.
We urge you to share your stories and to fight for justice!