Kajol opens up about #MeToo campaign
Bollywood diva Kajol is busy promoting her upcoming film Helicopter Eela these days. For a promotional even of the same on Tuesday, the actress hailed the #MeToo campaign that has intensified across the country, saying the movement has taken away the shame associated with incidents of sexual harassment. Kajol who
Asked about the campaign, the popular Bollywood star said, “To take away the shame and embarrassment that people feel over an incident which happened in their lives, that exactly is what I think happened with this particular movement.”
The #MeToo movement has gathered momentum with more women recounting their experiences of sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industry. “The most important thing is by taking away the shame, the people have come to a position to draw the line and have the chance to say ‘no more after this’,” she told reporters.
Kajol will be seen portraying the role of a doting mother in her upcoming release ‘Helicopter Eela’ and she feels in today’s world, parents cannot help but be protective about their children. Asked whether she is equally protective about her children like the actress said, “I like to believe a little bit of both – protective and cool… I think the world has changed and you can’t help but be protective.”
Coming back to the #MeToo Movement, it started in India after actor Tanushree Dutta alleged that well-known actor Nana Patekar sexually harassed her on the sets of a movie in 2008. She had raised her voice a decade ago too, but has said her voice was suppressed by those in powerful positions.
The naming and shaming has led several women to come forward and point fingers at sexual harassment incidents they have faced, and several celebrities in showbiz, who have condemned the practice, have spoken out in support of the #MeToo movement.
(With PTI Inputs)