Deepika and Ranveer speak up on #MeToo movement

After actor Tanushree Dutta accused the great actor Nana Patekar of being harassed, many Bollywood celebrities came out to support the 34-year-old actor. It seems to be the beginning of Bollywood’s #MeToo campaign.

The latest additions to the actor are Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, who expressed her views on sexual harassment in Bollywood at the 16th Hindustan Times leaders’ summit in New Delhi.

Both the actors, who were last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film Padmavat, stressed on the importance of believing the accuser.

Referring to the Dutta-Patekar issue, Ranveer Singh stated, “Right now something has happened, it takes a lot of courage to speak about it. If it has happened, it’s wrong, and I condemn it emphatically.”

Deepika Padukone agreed with the actor and asserted, “For me, the #MeToo movement is not about gender. It’s about the victory of right over wrong.” She added, “Anyone who faces any sort of discrimination or any sort of abuse, I think we as people must support that person. It’s not about a woman or a man or female versus male, let’s not get confused in that conversation.”

 

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