2018 has been a year of disclosure in the B-town. With the Me Too movement taking the industry by rage, several expected-unexpected faces have been bared and accused of sexual misconduct. Which started with Tanushree Dutta’s controversial allegations on Nana Patekar, slowly caught pace to become the most talked-about movement of the year.
From the flag-bearer of Sanskars, Alok Nath to the funny guy of Bollywood, Sajid Khan, the wrath of #MeToo has engulfed them all.
Bollywood actresses are now, not thinking twice before accusing the culprits, thanks to the empowerment given by the worldwide #MeToo movement. The latest one who has come forward to share her MeToo story is, Aditi Rao Hydari. The actress, who has proved her mettle in the industry with films like Bhoomi, Padmaavat, Rockstar, among others opened up about her experience of ‘being a woman’.
Aditi spoke about the incident at India Today Conclave South 2018.
“I was extra naive when I joined the industry. There was an incident that did not harm me so much, but it still had an impact on me. I had to make a choice, and obviously, for me, the choice was clear. I chose not to submit. I did not find work for eight months. I snapped out of it. Today, I’m working with people I want to work with,” said the actress.
The actress believes that people should be given their time to open up about such incidents. “I think that everybody should do what they need to do when they think it is right. That is what empowering a person is. This #MeToo movement is turning that on its head and taking that power away by putting these conditions and saying, ‘You must speak. If you don’t, that means you are giving in,’” she added.
Back in October, she also shared her views on #MeToo without naming anyone:
Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy… People who are clearly guilty of major harassment giving gyaan on the #MeTooIndia movement…
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) October 12, 2018
Bollywood actresses like Tanushree Dutta, Saloni Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and others have been a part of #MeToo movement. Aditi has become another Bollywood actress to join the league against sexual misconduct. And, we still wonder when will workplaces be secure for women in the country! We only hope that more women come up to share their story to scare the crap out of the culprits.