Amidst #MeToo movement catching up on Bollywood industry, some big names have been rightfully dragged down like the power abusers Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and several others. Finally, Amitabh Bachchan has given out his fierce support to the #MeToo victims as he turns 76, today:
Although quite late, but never less appreciated as Amitabh Bachchan has always been one to support the right cause and side of any issue. The Me Too Movement picking up momentum is definitely a positive sign for us all, following Tanushree Dutta‘s fearless confession of being sexually harassed by Nana Patekar and Ganesh Acharya on the sets of Horn OK Please.
However, Amitabh Bachchan has taken a very fierce stand against #MeToo predators, and beautifully so. Well, here’s what the ‘Thugs Of Hindostan‘ actor had to say, “No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct ; especially at her work place. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law. Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very early educational level.”
He added, “Women children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care. It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence.”
The many Me Too stories and victims are testimonies of the oppression faced by many in this industry, it is time for people- men and women alike to come forward and speak for themselves. This Me Too movement has been long since pending to come for our Bollywood industry. After all, time’s have been changing and past atrocities shall come forward in the open. It is time for each and every power abuser to be stripped off their very power and identity to provide justice to the victims.