Mukesh Bhatt lends clarification on the sexual harassment controversy
Producer Mukesh Bhatt found himself in the thick of a controversy recently over his comments on sexual harassment faced by women. He had said, “there are women who are exploitative, very cunning and also blatantly shameless to offer themselves”. He got severely criticised and lashed for these comments targeted at women.
Now, he has finally cleared the air on his comments. He says, “I said that sexual harassment is not gender specific and in some instances, men take advantage of it and in some instances, women take advantage of the same.” He adds, “I stand by the firm belief that sexual harassment should not happen in the first place. It is a plague that needs to be eradicated completely. Both men and women have fallen prey to this. It cannot be generalised, or discriminated based on cast, creed, religion or gender. It is great to see people shed all their inhibitions and come out in the open to speak freely about their trials and tribulations.” (Also Read: #Budget2017: Producer Mukesh Bhatt disappointed over exclusion of Bollywood)
This entire controversy arose when Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment by many Hollywood celebs.
Inputs from IANS