Tanushree Dutta is a name we have heard extensively in the past few months owing to her opening up about an alleged instance of sexual harassment she experienced by veteran actor Nana Patekar. What followed was an entire movement, with women calling out big names in Bollywood and the ill-treatment they have to go through on the daily in the industry.
Talking to The Quint, Tanushree spoke about her upcoming short film and how she aims to guide newcomers who might fall into the trap of exploitation.
“Not everybody has the privilege of going to an expensive shrink and talking it out. Not everybody has family.”Tanushree Dutta
She explained why she wants to offer that guidance to them:
“My sister when she was a newcomer, she had me to talk to. I decided one day that when I have the opportunity I will play that role not just for my sister but for many other boys and girls.”Tanushree Dutta
She also spoke about the aftermath of the MeToo movement and what she feels she has achieved:
“Now they know that regardless of how much time has gone by one day they will be held accountable.”Tanushree Dutta
While Tanushree Dutta did not receive a lot of support from Bollywood, a lot of young women came out with her support, taking her strength to speak about their own experiences. Now, Tanushree wants to help people in all spheres of life.
“I saw the kind of impact my voice had in India during the MeToo movement. I saw what I was capable of and that has really inspired me to take this thing forward.”Tanushree Dutta
As of now, Tanushree, who is currently residing in New Jersey, United States of America, plans to release the film, titled Inspiration, soon. She was also recently invited to Harvard University as a guest speaker.