Parineeti Chopra on Tanushree-Nana controversy: I hope this is not a start of #MeToo moment

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Ever since Tanushree Dutta came forward and spoke openly about the sexual and mental harassment she faced while working with Nana Patekar in ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ it is being said that this is a start of #MeToo movement in India. The actress may have opened up on the issue late but many B-town celebs lauded her for coming forward and sharing her story.

B-town stars like Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Raveena Tandon, Twinkle Khanna have come forward in support of Tanushree. Yesterday at the song launch of ‘Proper Patola’ from ‘Namaste England’, the film’s lead actors Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor expressed their views on this issue.

Talking about the entire incident Parineeti said, “I really hope that this is not the start of ‘Me Too’ moment in India because that would mean there are a lot of such incidents taking place in our industry. I hope this is the first and last story if its true. Having said that if there are any victims especially women then I urge them to come out and speak. Because if they don’t speak now they will be forever be suppressed. Personally, I have never gone through such experience but god forbid if anything of this sort had happened with me I would have never kept quiet. I am not taking sides because I wasn’t there so I don’t know what exactly happened. If it has happened, it’s the worst thing that can happen to a woman. If we can’t feel protected in our industry, country, how can I live, or work? I hope it’s untrue but if it has happened then we will all support her, even the men.”

Arjun Kapoor too expressed his views saying even he has two sisters working in this industry and he hopes every woman feels safe. He also urged people to not to judge the women and try to understand if she is sharing her story.

You can check what Parineeti said at the event here.

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