Actress and comedian Mallika Dua has been quite vocal about her thoughts and opinions on #MeToo movement. From day one, she has been supporting the women coming up with their heart-wrenching stories.
This time, however, Dua’s father Vinod Dua, who is a senior journalist, was accused of sexual harassment by filmmaker Nishtha Jain.
Now Mallika expressed her opinion on the matter.
— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) October 14, 2018
In an elaborate post on Instagram, Mallika said, “At all my father is truly guilty of what you described, it is unacceptable, traumatic and painful. To Everyone Else, This is NOT my battle to fight. It’s not MY responsibility or MY shame or MY burden. I will deal with this my way and on my time.
Stop forcing women to give statements for your entertainment.”
She further added that neither it’s her fight nor her responsibility.
“I stand with the movement and will not let its objectives, ideals and purpose be hijacked by the shamers. This is my dad’s battle, I will let him fight it and I will stand by him,” she said.
While, Nishtha Jain in her Facebook post, recounted her ordeal saying that it began her when she went for a job interview for his show.
“I was greeted with his typical sardonic smile. Before I could settle down he began telling a lewd sexual joke in that soft voice, barely opening his mouth,” wrote Nishtha.
The #MeToo movement has brought out many names like that of Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan and Alok Nath, who have been accused of misconduct and harassment.