#MeToo movement in India has given voice to many who were scared of speaking against the big names of Bollywood or media industry as a whole. Many have come out since Tanushree Dutta’s allegation of sexual assault against Nana Patekar stirred up a debate. Many biggies have been named such as actor Alok Nath, Union minister MJ Akbar, and film producer Vikas Bahl. Many female Actors and directors including Konkona Sharma, Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar and Gauri Shinde have also pledged to not work with proven offenders. Actress Mouni Roy’s comment on sexual harassment is new to the thread.
Among such serious accusations, some names are getting dragged unnecessarily. The way a person is targeted with a single allegation is serious and hence care should be taken. I am not saying that on my own but Mouni Roy has come out in open to talk about her experience and said this in response to a Twitterati’s allegation against Reema Kagti.
The moment Reema Kagti announced her decision to not work with proven offenders, a Twitterati took a jibe at her and accused the director of sexually harassing Mouni Roy.
Mouni Roy worked with Reema Kagti on the sets of Gold along with Akshay Kumar.
Disagreeing with the allegation, she tweeted:
I was not harassed on the set of Gold by anyone. Director or otherwise. I wish this maligning would stop as it not only harassing me and Reema Kagti but also taking away from women that have truly been wronged.@konkonas @rachitmehrotra https://t.co/QfApil8per
— Mouni Roy (@Roymouni) October 14, 2018
Recently, while talking to a magazine, Mouni said:
“It’s high time that women should speak against harassment that they have faced in their lives. If they will not talk about it now then when they should talk about it?”
Mouni’s reply to the Twitter user was very important to establish a fairground. What do you think?