In the wake of the on-going of #MeToo movement, Chitrangda Singh has joined the list of actresses who have shared their ordeals in public. The actress recalled the incident which happened on the sets of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. Narrating her account in detail, Singh mentioned that she was asked to off her saree get on top of her hero and rub herself and how the lady producer made things worse for her. Not only that, but she also stated Nawazuddin Siddiqui did not take a stand when she was being harassed.
She said, "I pleaded that this was not in my comfort zone. I said I was wearing only a petticoat underneath the saree. The director told me not to fuss and just do what was required. I was intimidated bullied and threatened into doing it. Some crew members were mortified. But, Nawaz just sat there waiting for the storm to blow over."
Later, director Kushal Nandy paid her visit and only asked if she is doing the scene. "He (Kushal Nandy) didn’t ask me if I was okay. He just asked, Are you doing the scene? I said no. He left. Nawaz could’ve taken a stand against my harassment. He didn’t. When empowered men in the film industry do not take a stand, the harassers feel encouraged," she said. Chitrangda, who was later replaced by Bidita Bag in the film, also questioned as to how can men take their voices of dissent when another actress walks right into a role after one actress says she’s been harassed.
Only if our male actors had taken the baby step towards protecting the actresses in the industry, had we not got to hear such harrowing stories today. Now it remains to be seen what Nawazuddin Siddiqui has to say on this matter.
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