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Abhishek Chaubey: As a privileged male, I didn’t know #MeToo was so vast

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Abhishek Chaubey is coming up with his next film ‘Sonchiriya’ starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Bhumi Pednekar and many others. When Bollywood Bubble caught up with him for a one on one, the ace director spoke up about the ongoing #MeToo movement as well.

“Let me begin by saying it’s a very saddening thing. I had no idea that it was so vast not just in our film industry but even in our society. Somewhere I was living a very sheltered existence of a privileged upper caste male where I used to think that it did exist but not to this extent. But listening to one after the other people coming out in the open it’s deeply shocking, saddening and upsetting,”says Abhishek.

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When asked about the latest incident where ‘Sanju’ director Rajkumar Hirani has been called out, Abhishek called it ‘incredible’. “My belief is that all the ladies who are coming out in such a time, they should get justice. People have been saying that the charges haven’t been proved, and thus people shouldn’t be convicted, but 95% of the charges I believe have been true. There have been very few cases where the charges were false,” adds Abhishek.

So what should be the apt punishment in his eyes for such heinous crimes? “They should be punished. I think as an industry we should take a decision that wherever someone has been convicted and there is no iota of doubt that the charges are false, we shouldn’t keep any personal or professional commitments with such people,” concludes Abhishek.

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