Karisma Kapoor on #MeToo: I am shocked after reading the stories that many women are sharing every day
The #MeToo movement in India has stirred the entire nation as well as the Indian Film Industry. Many prominent personalities from the industry have been accused of sexual misconduct. The likes Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor, Sajid Khan, Anu Malik and Kailash Kher have been named in the list of sexual offenders. After Tanushree Dutta’s allegations on Nana Patekar, many celebs came forward to extend their support for her as well as for the movement. The latest to speak on this is Karisma Kapoor.
During an interaction with DNA, Karisma Kapoor said that she is shocked after reading the stories of women. She said “I respect and support them. They have been through so much. It’s great that they are finally coming forward and expressing themselves.”
She further said that proven offenders should be punished for the crimes they have committed and efforts should be taken to make the workplace a safer space. She also said that people should share their stories. “It’s important to talk to someone — whether a professional, a friend or a family member. Sharing your problems will ease things out,” added Karisma.
The #MeToo movement started in Hollywood one year back when multiple women shared their ordeals with Harvey Weinstein and accused him as a sexual predator. It finally arrived in India with Tanushree’s allegations and then women from various sectors spoke about their #MeToo stories. We will not be shocked to come across more #MeToo stories in the future.