Amid the on-going #MeToo movement in the country, Bollywood actress Malaika Arora fells that there is more noise than actual change at the moment. The #MeToo movement gained momentum after actress Tanushree Dutta accused her co-star and veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of “Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss” in 2008.
Following that, many of the supporters of the #MeToo movement started feeling that it will make the workplace safe for all. But, the actress Malaika has her own views.
When asked about the change coming with the discussions around the #MeToo movement in India, Malaika replied: “I don’t see too much of a change. I hear people. I think there is more noise than change.”
While talking to leading news agency IANS, Malaika added there is still a long way to go.
“If we are talking about this industry, one is seeing a lot (of things) happening. People are talking about it. But for actual change to happen or for people to actually sit up and do something about it and actually make movement out of it, mindset has to change and people’s mindset cannot change overnight,” she added.
Earlier her ex-husband, Arbaaz Khan extended his support to the #Metoo movement. He had said that no one has the right to harass anyone. The actor, however, added that innocent people should not be framed.
“No one has the right to harass anyone. I fully support the #MeToo movement. Sexual harassment survivors should get justice but we also have to take care of the fact that no one misuses this movement.
“The kind of atmosphere right now is that people are taking decisions based on anyone’s accusations. We need to be sensible in these cases,” he added.
#MeToo movement rocked the Bollywood world after women coming out to name and shame the offenders. Big names like Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath, Anu Malik and Sajid Khan have been named for using their position to exploit the vulnerable.