Tanushree Dutta has started #MeToo movement in India when she recalled an unpleasant incident with Nana Patekar from the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. Post that many celebs, as well as commoners, shared their harrowing sexual harassment experiences. Many celebs such as Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath are accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. Now actress Amyra Dastur too revealed that she too was one of the victims of harassment at hands of both men and women. She also went on said that she right now doesn’t have the courage to name and shame them.
“To be honest, I haven’t faced casting couch in the south or Bollywood. But yes, I have faced my share of harassment in both industries. I don’t have the guts to name them because they are powerful people — men and women who made sure I felt helpless.” She said one day she will definitely call them out on it. “But until I don’t feel safe and secure, I won’t point fingers. They know exactly who they are and what they have done. What I will say for now is that they better stop their discriminating ways because there’s definitely a wave of change coming and their status won’t be enough to protect them from Karma,” she added.
She also revealed how one actor squeezed himself up against her during a shoot of a song. “My director told me to suck it up and honestly couldn’t care less. I was constantly called early to set, made to wait for hours and hours for my shot. I was made to shoot 18 hours a day, I slept for 4-5 hours if I was lucky. To top it all, I was made to apologize to the actor for my difficult behavior (as I kept ignoring him) by the producer,” she said. For the unversed, Amyra started off her Bollywood with 2013 movie Issaq. She was later seen in movies such as Mr. X, Kaalakaandi and Kung Fu Yoga among others. Apart from Bollywood movies, she is famous down south as well. She has featured in many Tamil and Telugu movies. What are your views on the same? Let us know in the comments below.Follow @THEPANIPURI