Madhuri Dixit opens up on #MeToo allegations against Alok Nath and Soumik Sen
Madhuri Dixit has recently spoken about the #MeToo allegations against Bollywood actor Alok Nath and filmmaker Soumik Sen. Madhuri said that she was shocked to get to know the other side of these personalities with whom she has earlier worked with.
It is to be noted the #MeToo movement gained momentum in India in August last year. In the movement against sexual harassment and misconduct cases by actors and filmmaker, Alok Nath and Soumik Sen were accused of rape and inappropriate behaviour by many women.
In an interview with news agency PTI, when the actress, who is awaiting the release of her comedy film ‘Total Dhamaal’ was asked about the subject, she said, “It is always shocking. Because you’ve known them and you’ve not known them like that. It is always shocking when something like that comes out. What you’ve known them and what you’re reading is two different people. It was so shocking.”
It is to be noted that late actress Sridevi was supposed to play the role in ‘Kalank’, who unfortunately passed away last year. The role eventually went to Madhuri. The Dhak Dhak Girl said that she took time to “digest” the fact that Sridevi was no more.
“What took time was to digest the whole thing that had happened. It was so shocking, I was like ‘you want me to do this role?’ because even they (filmmakers) were stuck. They had to go on.” She added.
‘Total Dhamaal’ is directed by Indra Kumar. It stars Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra among others. It is slated to hit the theatres on February 22.