Tanushree Dutta comes up with a short film on harassment stories
In a male-dominated industry, being a woman is not an easy thing. Finding your voice and fighting to be heard becomes a huge task. We all witnessed this last year when the #MeToo storm hit the Indian shores and eventually the Hindi film industry. Tanushree Dutta became the torchbearer and inspired several other women to come forward and share their stories.
Now, after starting the much-needed movement in Bollywood, the former Miss India is all set to bring the industry’s sexual harassment stories on the screen. Yes, the actress is now coming up with a short film called ‘Inspiration’ which will talk about the issues plaguing the industry. Confirming the news, Tanushree told Mid-Day, “It (the short film) deals with the issue of willful exploitation of young newcomers in showbiz or any other field where they don’t have mentors or guidance.”
The short film is being helmed by Atul Bhalla and Tanushree used her personal experience in the industry to make it more authentic. Talking about her role in the film, she shared, “I play a guardian angel who inspires the girls to make the right decision.” Apart from using her personal experience, the actress has also written the dialogues of this short film.
Last year, Tanushree had called out veteran actor Nana Patekar, as she accused him of sexually and mentally harassing her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008. Later, she even filed a case against him and a few others. The investigations are still going on. Post that, the actress moved back to the US. She was recently even invited as a guest speaker at the Harvard Business School.
Produced by the online content platform Ullu, ‘Inspiration’ will release online on March 8 i.e on International Women’s Day.