#MeToo: Subhash Ghai gets a clean chit from Mumbai Police over sexual harassment allegations
#MeToo movement in India has slowed down in recent times and no new names have come up in the past few weeks. The #MeToo movement in India started when actress Tanushree Dutta levelled sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar. The alleged incident had taken place on the sets of ‘Horn OK Pleassss’ in 2008.
Now, veteran director Subhash Ghai can breathe a sigh of relief as his name has been cleared by the Mumbai Police over sexual harassment allegations. TV actress and model Kate Sharma had made serious accusations against Ghai. She accused him of sexually harassing her and filed a police complaint. But, the police has given a clean chit to Ghai as it could not find substantial evidence regarding sexual harassment.
Later on, Kate Sharma had also withdrawn her complaint against Ghai citing her mother’s illness. Subhash Ghai had always maintained that he is not guilty and his name has been maligned using the #MeToo movement. The director had said that he is a great supporter of the movement, but it cannot be used malign and tarnish reputations.
The whole #MeToo saga has seen the likes of Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Vikas Behl, Alok Nath being named and shamed publicly for their alleged sexual crimes. Sajid Khan (sacked) and Nana Patekar (voluntarily withdrew) were even dropped from the ‘Housefull 4′ project.
The issue of women safety at work place is of utmost importance, but it cannot be used as a tool to settle personal scores.