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#MeToo hits India: Newsrooms face sexual harassment investigations as women speak out

MeToo storm gathers force in India Many bigwigs face the wrath #MeToo hits India: Newsrooms face sexual harassment investigations as women speak out
Adrian Cunningham | 13 October, 2018, 13:35

She requested people to refrain from mocking those who have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment on social media.

The "Housefull 4" actor had issued a statement on Twitter that read, "Deeply disturbing to hear and read the news of so many women who had to go through these incidents of harassment in various fields. This is the first time that he has chose to cancel a shoot, perhaps because the #Metoo movement just can not be ignored.The allegations made against Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar are both serious and grave in nature". Speaking about it, she wrote: "The first time I interviewed Sajid Khan in the early 2000s, he called me to the house he shared w/ his sister".

Sajid's cousin, Farhan Akhtar, too had reacted strongly stating that the revelation had left him "heartbroken" and shocked.' Farhan had tweeted, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour". This meant she would have to work under him directly. Image sourceConfirming that the director did not misbehave with her personally, Bipasha mentioned that Sajid had a disgraceful attitude towards women and would crack lewd jokes on set. She also said the filmmaker has targeted many girls and it's time to speak about it. Subhash Kapoor, who was supposed to direct the movie, is accused of alleged sexual misconduct and has been booked by the police for these action, as per media reports. "The cases of sexual harassment at work must be dealt with a policy of zero tolerance", Maneka Gandhi told ANI. "It means any stakeholder can come and depose before the committee if they want to", the official added.

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"I don't in any way endorse this behaviour and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt", she tweeted.

This is, of course, the key reason why movements such as the #MeToo are popular.

The film is already being deemed controversy after its other stars, Nana Patekar was also dragged into sexual harassment claims by Tanushree Dutta. "I do hope women come forward in large numbers with their testimonies", Said senior advocate Indira Jaising.