Before we even go into the details, let’s get an idea of what exactly is the #Metoo movement and what triggered it on such a large scale in India in such a short span of time. The Metoo movement is basically a kind of protest having many local and international forms which aim to end sexual violence and harassment done by men.
This movement has spread in India like wildfire on social media as many actresses, directors, producers and celebrities have accused men and opened up about their horrifying experiences about sexual harassment.
This movement has taken the world by storm. The Metoo movement snowballed in India when actress Tanushree Dutta accused critically acclaimed, veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment during the shoot of the 2008 movie ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’. Nana Patekar has denied these allegations and has filed a case against Tanushree Dutta.
A woman accused Utsav Chakraborty, a former comedian and member of AIB of sending the pics of his genitals to her and sending sexually explicit messages to many other women through messaging services.
Since then, this movement has gained momentum and many female celebs have taken to Twitter to share their ordeal on how they were sexually harassed and assaulted. Kailash Kher, the famous Indian singer who has sung songs like Teri Deewani, Saiyaan was accused recently by singer Sona Mahapatra. She said that Kailash Kher put his hand on my thighs saying that she is so beautiful.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut accused Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment. Famous singer Abhijit was also accused by an air hostess for harassing her back in 1998, to which he responded in the form of a verbal abuse.
Veteran actor Alok Nath who is known for his clean image and character was accused by TV writer, director and producer Vinta Nanda, in the form a detailed Facebook post where she alleged that she was raped more than once by Alok Nath 19 years ago. Even Sandhya Mridula accused Alok Nath of doing misbehaviour with her under the influence of alcohol.
MJ Akbar, minister of state for external affairs has been accused by six female journalists of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour while he worked as the newspaper editor.
Many other celebs and personalities like have accused men of sexual crimes ranging from harassment to rape.
#Metoo Movement Gaining Momentum in India on a Very Large Scale
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