Tanushree Dutta was brave enough to put forth the harassment ordeal that she had to go through while filming Horn Ok Pleassss in 2009. The actress narrated how Nana Patekar forced her to do an intimate step for a dance sequence. She even accused choreographer Ganesh Acharya and Rakesh Sarang (director of the film) for staying mum at that point in time. Days after Tanushree shared her ordeal, women across the film industry and country felt encouraged to share the horrifying episodes of their lives. With this, we witnessed the entry of #MeToo movement in India. And Dutta is glad that she is a part of this change.
Talking about the effect of the movement, Tanushree told Mid-Day, "This is just the tip of the iceberg, expect an avalanche. I am happy that the girl [in the Vikas Bahl case] is being heard. People were asking me why I need the industry's support. This was the reason — so that even stories of the lesser known people can be heard and action taken. Support emboldens you and makes you come forward. It ensures your voice will not get stifled."
Tanushree is also happy with the fact that strict action is being taken against the sexual predators. "I am happy with the disciplinary action that has been taken against the sexual predators by way of dropping them from projects. There has to be a fear that you cannot get away with it. The old paradigm no longer works. People are waking up, you cannot shame someone into silence. There should not be shame associated with the victims but with the perpetrators. All of it will change and I am just doing my part," she said.
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