On His B’Day, Amitabh Bachchan Addresses Sexual Harassment
The allegations levelled by Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar have triggered India’s #MeToo movement. Sexual misconduct allegations are bringing down powerful men who have exploited their positions. B-Town’s silence around sexual harassment in the entertainment industry has been deafening but celebrities now seem compelled to take a stand. On his 76th birthday Amitabh Bachchan adressed the elephant in the room opened up about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, albeit generically.
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. 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, he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, during the trailer launch of Thugs of Hindostan, Amitabh Bachchan’s cavalier and insensitive response had kicked up a row. “Neither am I Tanushree, nor am I Nana”, he replied when asked to comment on the issue.