#MeToo: 11 women filmmakers of Bollywood urge peers not to work with proven offenders

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The #MeToo movement has shaken Bollywood. And now everyone is making sure that the movement doesn’t get derailed and the offenders are punished. Now coming in solidarity with the women who have come forward and shared their honest MeToo stories, eleven women filmmakers have come together to support the movement.

These eleven filmmakers are Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya Akhtar. They have even issued a joint statement, which reads “As women and filmmakers, we come together to support #MeTooIndia movement. We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest accounts of harassment and assaults.”

Their statement further said, “We have also taken a stand not to work with proven offenders. We urge all our peers in the industry to do the same. ”

You can check Konkona Sen Sharma’s post here:

In the past few weeks, several skeletons have stumbled out of the closet and many celebrated names have been openly named and shamed on the social media platforms. We hope that the movement gains momentum and everyone who is rightly accused of harassment is put to justice.

A few days ago, even the Producer Guild had a meeting with the eminent personalities of Bollywood to discuss the measures that need to be taken in order to make the work environment safer for everyone in Bollywood.

For more updates on this story stay tuned.

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