Actress Aditi Rao Hydari has opened up on MeToo campaign, saying women in the film industry need to take up responsibility rather than just hollow rants. The Bollywood actress believes that if women want to see a real change, they have to be responsible too.
Aditi took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote, “Men have a responsibility towards women and that’s essential and the need of the hour… But so do we, women have an equal responsibility too if we really want change.”
Men have a responsibility towards women and that’s essential and the need of the hour…But so do we, women have an equal responsibility too if we really want change… 🙏🏻 https://t.co/yHEqdmgrIE
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) May 1, 2018
The actress posted this tweet in response to producer Tanuj Garg’s tweet: “The honorable #Metoo campaign by the lovely Rose McGowan is getting misused by some women for personal benefit. Belated, mischievous and unproven defamatory rants masquerading as woman empowerment, have spoilt it for the genuine victims of harassment. #MeeshaShafi #AliZafar #Pakistan.”
The honorable #metoo campaign by the lovely @rosemcgowan is getting misused by some women for personal benefit.Belated, mischievous & unproven defamatory rants masquerading as #Womanempowerment,have spoilt it for the genuine victims of harassment.#meeshashafi #alizafar #pakistan
— TANUJ GARG (@tanuj_garg) May 1, 2018
McGowan had also started the #MeToo hashtag to raise awareness about sexual harassment. It soon became a movement with people from all quarters coming forward to share their experience of sexual assault.
There is a growing list of people coming out in the open to talk about sexual advances by big names like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman.
Pakistani actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi also accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, a claim he has denied.
-With IANS inputs