Bollywood divas Sushmita Sen and Bipasha Basu say that it’s about time women start speaking up about sexual harassment and name and shame these men.
According to Hindustan Times, Bipasha Basu, who worked alongside Sajid Khan during the production of Humshakals had a falling out with the director after the film due to his behaviour towards women.
“I am glad that women are speaking up about the atrocities of these men with power and clout… But nothing of that sort happened with me… It was just his [Sajid’s] general attitude towards women that would disturb me on set; he cracked lewd jokes openly and was pretty rude to all girls,” she told Hindustan Times, further applauding Tanushree Dutta for starting the MeToo movement in India.
In another interview with Indian Express Sushmita Sen said, “The movement was bound to happen in Bollywood” but asked how many people were actually listening to the women coming forward.
“Well, we would be blind if we thought this never happened in Bollywood. Even if it has not happened to you, we cannot be ignorant of the fact that it happens in every position of power,” said the star.
“It is not limited to Bollywood but in every sector where one would see powerful people and people who abuse the power. I am very happy that women are speaking up. But how many of us are listening, that is the part of this campaign that I am not so sure of because you need a certain conditioning to understand and act upon it,” the actor further added.