Kajol Accepts Sexual Harassment Definitely The Reality In Film Industry

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New Delhi: Bollywood actor Kajol also added that harassment was not limited to only the film industry and men are as vulnerable to harassment as women. Kajol accepted that sexual harassment is “definitely the reality” while saying that she is not fully acquainted with the details of allegations levelled by Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar. Kajol also added that harassment was not limited to only the film industry and men are as vulnerable to harassment as women.

The actor was speaking while promoting her upcoming film, Helicopter Eela. While saying that she has never had a personal experience like the one described by Tanushree or witnessed something of this sort, she has heard of such experiences but in “the rumour form”.

“I’ve never seen it but I have heard about it and it’s always in rumour form. You never know it, no one is going to come up to you and say ‘Hey, I did this!’ I don’t know how much of it is actually the truth or not,” Kajol said, adding, “If it had happened in front of me, I’m sure I would have stood up or done something about it. Never happened to me. I don’t think it would have happened in front of me.”

She added that such harrowing experiences are not limited to the film industry. “What she speaks about is definitely the reality and I wouldn’t say it’s restricted to our industry. I think it’s pretty much a concern all over, which ever field we talk about,” Kajol said.

Kajol accepted that there was a need for #MeToo movement in India. “The whole point of the #MeToo movement is so that you can stand up for yourself even if not on a public platform. You need to stand up for yourself. You see people stand up for themselves and you stand up for yourself wherever you are,” she said.

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