Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta is increasingly getting support from people after she accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct. Joining the Bollywood celebrities Farah Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, and others, Neha Dhupia, Soha Ali Khan, and Sophie Choudry have now come out in support of the Ashiq Banaya Aapne actor.
Neha Dhupia, along with friends, launched Season 3 of #NoFilterNeha on Monday which was attended by Soha Ali Khan and Sophie Choudry. During a media interaction, they were asked about their take on the #MeTooIndia movement.
Neha said, “As a woman, not just as an actor when I started hearing and reading about it (#metoo movement), it made me angry. It made me furious. The fact that women are coming out and speaking about it. Firstly it (sexual harassment) shouldn’t happen, secondly, it is very very brave that they are coming out and speaking about it.”
She said she felt so angry while reading the articles and said, “I read articles and people are still questioning it. It is great and now the real clean-up will happen. It is going to happen. It is happening as we speak. It is important that something like this is happening in India as well. So, I would love to go out there and support any woman who needs my help. Talking about it now also makes me angry, so, I am going to stop.”
Sophie added: “People are asking Tanushree, ‘why ten years later?’. This is sad. It is really sad that this is what we are focusing on. She is not saying this to create controversy.”
“Adding to what Sophie is saying that people are asking ‘why ten years later?’, Farhan has also mentioned that this was happening even ten years ago. We have seen the footage. We have seen the fact that people were breaking her car. Why she has woken up ten years later is not the point. She was speaking even then. So, let’s not question that. Let’s question the people who are in the line of fire. Let’s question the man. Let’s listen to women a little more carefully. Let’s not just turn a blind eye. Let’s not turn a deaf ear to the situation and listen to what is happening. It is about time we all wake up!”, Neha said.
Soha too supported Tanushree and said, “It’s wonderful that women are speaking out. It’s very difficult sometimes to be a woman in a country like India as they go through a lot on a daily basis. I completely stand by and support any woman who wants to share her story.”