Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who is set to make a comeback to films, has courted a controversy with alleged insensitive comments about the #MeToo movement in India and Bollywood.
During an interview to Bollywood Hungama, the actress was asked about her take on #MeToo as many women from different industries were coming up and sharing their horrifying experiences. While the actress’ views received backlash, she said she was “surprised and upset” that her comments had been taken out of context.
Zinta had been asked if she had ever personally experienced any sort of harassment, to which she replied, “No, I haven’t, I wish I had. (laughs) At least then, I would have had an answer to tell you… No, and that’s what I am saying that this is a very relevant question because people treat you the way you want to be treated.”
The actress took to Twitter on Monday and claimed that her interview was edited, and she also slammed the journalist. Her tweet reads, “Really sad to see how the interview is edited to trivialise and be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed I expected decency & maturity from a journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day & only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed”
Really sad 2see how the interview Is edited to trivialis& be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed I expected decency & maturity froma journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day & only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 19, 2018
Several Twitter users mocked Preity Zinta for her remarks on the sensitive issue and even the users reminded the actress of the molestation case filed by her against her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia.
Around two months back, #MeToo movement started in Bollywood, after actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct.
On the work front, Preity Zinta is returning to the silver screen after a gap of four years with Bhaiaji Superhit, which releases on November 23.