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Tag: Metoo Movement

Shewta-Pandit accuses Anu-Mallik
Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of harassment

Mumbai: Singer Shweta Pandit Wednesday accused music composer Anu Malik of harassment when she was a minor. In a lengthy post on Twitter, the singer accused Malik of being a “pedophile and sexual predator”, saying he misbehaved with her when she was a greenhorn in the Hindi music industry. “It was the year 2000 when […]

Truth will prevail: Nandita Das on #MeToo allegations against father Jatin Das

Mumbai: Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, whose father — artist Jatin Das — has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, says while she will continue to add voice to the #MeToo movement, she believes the truth will prevail in the “disturbing allegations” against the Padma Bhushan recipient. “As a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, I […]

We've to ensure there's no abuse of power in Bollywood: Saif Ali Khan

Mumbai: The irony in Bollywood is loud and clear. While films with women in strong and powerful portrayals are gaining success at the box office, a slew of women in the industry are coming up with accounts of facing sexual harassment in the industry. Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan says fraternity members should make sure that […]

Rakul Preet Singh's fear related to #MeToo India movement!

New Delhi: Actress Rakul Preet is happy with the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in India, but feels it is important to differentiate between sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and deal accordingly. “A conversation of somebody forcing or somebody raping or somebody saying that ‘you will get the project only if you sleep with me’ and […]

Akbar calls charges 'baseless', to take legal action

New Delhi: Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday described the allegations of sexual harassment against him as “false, baseless and wild” and said he will take appropriate legal action. “Accusations without evidence have become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be the case, now that I have returned (from abroad), my lawyers will look […]

#MeToo: Nandita, Konkona, Meghna won't work with proven offenders

Mumbai: As many as 11 women Indian filmmakers on Sunday came together to support the raging #MeToo movement in India, saying they have taken a stand to not work with proven offenders. Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Guizar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya […]

#MeToo in sports: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual assault

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual assault by a female author in the latest case of the #MeToo movement in cricket. Johri, who was the Executive Vice-President and General Manager (South Asia) for Discovery Network Asia Pacific, before joining as BCCI CEO […]

Truth needs to be told for change: Rahul on MeToo

New Delhi: Speaking on the MeToo movement, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring a change. “It’s about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. I’m glad the space for those who don’t is closing. The truth needs to […]

Society must listen to victims: Sushmita Sen on #MeToo

New Delhi: The #MeToo movement will work only if people listen to the victims, says actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. Sushmita, who is known for raising her voice for social issues, told IANS here: “Though the (#MeToo) movement is copied from the West, it doesn’t mean we will overlook it. It feels great […]

US President Donald Trump mocks #MeToo movement

Washington: US President Donald Trump has mocked the #MeToo movement as he intensified his criticism of the campaign against sexual harassment and assault which nearly hit his Supreme Court pick Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Trump’s claim that #MeToo prevents him for using the phrase is his latest volley against the movement, which became a force after […]

#MeToo fallout: Aamir Khan steps away from film

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday stepped away from a film, as “someone” associated with it has been accused of sexual misconduct. Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao, who run production company Aamir Khan Productions, issued a statement late on Wednesday. “Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to […]

Op-Ed: Predators be aware, #MeToo Could Blow You Away

Even as cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ is all set to hit Odisha early on Thursday morning, there is no sign on the state’s radar of another storm that has hit both mainstream and social media in India for nearly two weeks now: the #MeToo campaign that has already put a host of celebrities from the world […]

'MeToo' movement: NCW urges women to lodge written complaints

New Delhi: Breaking its silence on sexual harassment cases emerging from the Indian entertainment and media industry under the “MeToo” movement, the NCW on Wednesday appealed to the affected women to lodge written complaints and assured of all possible help. “The National Commission for Women (NCW) has noticed that in many such cases, victims do […]

Samantha Akkineni speaks on #MeToo India Movement

The #MeToo India movement has shaken the entire country with shocking accusations coming out against influential people with each passing day. While many actors and actresses from the B-Town are coming up extended their support towards the survivors, the ‘Rangasthalam’ star Samantha Akkineni has also now spoken about the movement. Extending her big support to […]

Difficult to be a woman in India: Soha Ali Khan

Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan has come forward in support of Tanushree Dutta by saying it is very difficult to be a woman in a country like India. Soha said this on Monday while interacting with the media here at the press conference of Saavn’s ‘No Filter Neha Season 3’ along with Neha Dhupia, Sophie […]