Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has opened up about her take on the fight against sexual harassment, which started off as the #Metoo movement. Hollywood celebs stoop up and brought to light their own experience of sexual misconduct.
Now, Aishwarya Rai, the former Miss World, has spoken up on the issue. The actress is currently in Sydney for work.
On 25 March, she told The Telegraph, “A movement such as the #MeToo movement … has brought out a lot of conversation and sharing. The good thing is that people are talking. I don’t think this (subject) needs to restrict itself to one part of the world. That is definitely positive, which has come about with this entire subject.”
Aishwarya further added, “If a woman feels compromised and she feels the need to share an experience that has completely challenged her sense of being, it is amazing that she comes out, speaks forth about it, and takes the people to task. This idea does not limit itself to show business or the film industry. It is people discussing it from all walks of life.”
Earlier, a woman who identifies herself as Aishwarya Rai’s former manager claimed that controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had tried to make advances at the globally-known Bollywood actress.
Harvey Weinstein has been in the news of late for multiple sexual assault allegations against him. In a comment posted in response to a news story by variety.com, Simone Sheffield wrote: “I use(d) to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey, I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… Looked and acted like a ‘big bully pig’. He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined.”
Aishwarya Rai has worked in international projects like Bride & Prejudice, Mistress of Spices and The Pink Panther 2.