metoo hashtags in bollywood

MeToo Movement: Bollywood Stars Accused of Sexual Harassment

MeToo movement started in Indian after actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar for inappropriate  behavior on the set of Horn OK Please shooting set. In the interview Tanushree gave hint of famous actors, directors, choreographers harassing women sexually or in some way supporting the culprits.

metoo hashtags in bollywood

Since September 2018, metoo hashtag has become a weapon for Bollywood and other industries victims who were harassed in past. There are some shocking incidents revealed by victims against famous personalities.

Let’s check the list of famous Bollywood stars whose name has been on twitter tweet with a hashtag metoo.

1. Nana Patekar:

Actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar for misbehaving,threatening and torturing mentally in the year 2008. After 10 years Tanushree spoke everything that happened with her on the
set of Horn OK Please.
She also gave a statement pointing to big stars are somewhere responsible for these as they are working with culprits. Tanushree filed an FIR against Patekar along with director Rakesh Sarang, Producer Sami Siddiqui and choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

2. Alok Nath:

Writer-Producer Vinita Nanda raised voice with Metoo hashtag against actor Alok Nath. She accused the Sanskari Babuji for sexual misconduct with her 19 years ago. After Vinita spoke out against Nath’s inappropriate behavior, Sandhya Mridul and many famous personalities shared the
shameful stories.

According to the sources, recently the actor Alok Nath has gone missing after FIR filed against him.

There are rumors in TV and film industry the female actress avoided shooting with Alok Nath in evening time.

3. Kailash Kher:

Indian artist Kailash Kher has been blamed for inappropriate behavior by various ladies including a photojournalist and artist Sona Mohapatra. In Twitter, Sona Mohapatra narrated that when she had met
Kailash for a song collaboration. He kept his hand on Sona’s thigh and saying to her how beautiful she is. She is fortunate to have been found by a singer, not a film actress.

Kher has denied these claims and apologized in the event that somebody had & taken or thought something differently about anything;. “For all those who know me and have come across me, will know how much I respect humanity, especially women, even more for the ones who work in media since their work is difficult”, he told in an interview.

4. Anu Malik:

Sweta Pandit highlighted by tweeting her horrific story which happend with her when she was just 15. He accused music director composer Anu Malik asked her to kiss and in return he will give a chance to sing with Sunidhi and Shaan.

Read her full note here:

“It has taken a lot in me to open up this wound again and speak up against this pedophile and sexual predator.

It was the year 2000 when I was launched as a lead singer with #Mohabbatein (was the youngest singer back then in the Indian music industry) and was trying to get other good songs to follow up with the success of that soundtrack and the outstanding welcome it gave me in the music industry. I got a call from Anu Malik’s then manager (Mustafa) to come to #empirestudio in Andheri sometime in mid 2001. I was thrilled like any singer would be. I used to admire his music and practice his songs for hours and look upto him back then!

He was recording a group song with Sunidhi and Shaan for the film Awara Pagal Deewana, when my mother and I walked in the monitor room. He told me to wait in the small cabin inside where singers sang at Empire studio. It was just him and me there. He asked me to sing something without any music as he wanted to hear my voice. I remember i sang the title song of har dil jo pyar karega as a voice test for this man. I sang it well so he said, “I’ll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now” He then smiled, what I’d recall the most evil grin I’ve seen. I went numb and pale in the face. I was only 15years old then, still in school.

Can anyone even imagine what it felt that moment? It felt like someone had just stabbed me in my stomach. I referred to this man as “Anu uncle”, he knew my entire family for decades and
knew us as a respected gharana of musicians for generations who have given our entire lives dedicated to music for 4 generations. He addressed my father as “Mandheer bhai”. And he does this to his bhai’s daughter? He has 2 young daughters of his own and that’s how he treated a 15 year old minor girl. It was the worst experience of my life and I could never speak about it even to my parents. I could never ask any help to heal but was depressed for months. I cried endlessly after this incident and it affected my psyche as a young girl, so much that i could have left the industry but I re- thought and fought with my will-power that why should I leave
my greatest passion for a pedophile like him but I still kept struggling for years to bury this inside me. I am sure many singers have been exploited by him as he is a known name for doing this to singers. Id urge those singers/women to share their stories too.”

Sweta thanked singer Sona Mohapatra for giving her courage to reveal her metoo story. Before that Sona has shared how Anu Malick passed vulgar comment infront of Ram Sampath.

5. Sushant Singh Rajput:

Sanjana Sanghi accused Sushant for his inappropriate behavior during the shoot of “Kizie and Manny”.
The actress shared a post mentioning she felt very ‘uncomfortable’ with Sushant’s ‘over-friendly behavior’.

Responding to actress #Metoo story, Sushant Singh Rajput denies of such allegations and Shares Chat Screenshots with Co-star as
Proof.

6. Sajid Khan:

There were numerous allegations on Bollywood producer Sajid Khan for his misconduct. Starting from Actress to Journalist, there were multiple sexual assaults and harassment stories accusing Sajid. It started from actress Saloni Chopra who shared several harrowing stories she faced while working with Sajid Khan.

She wrote on Medium and later tweeted with #metoo. A journalist, Karishma Upadhyay has also a traumatized story to share.

Karishma shared her horrific experience with Sajid Khan

It happend in early 2000s when she went to Sajid’s house for first time to take his interview. Later actress Rachel White and Simran Suri shared similar horrific episode they faced while went for a project. Simran was the fourth woman to accuse Sajid for creepy behavior.

 

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