In the past few days, several women have come forward to narrate the gut-wrenching experience of sexual abuse and assault they had been subject to at work, naming their alleged perpetrator. Many prominent names were exposed (as part of the #MeToo movement in India), including filmmakers Vikas Bahl and Sajid Khan, actor Alok Nath and lyricist Vairamuthu, among others. Following this as many as 11 Indian women filmmakers, namely Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya Akhtar, joined hands to pledge to not work with proven offenders. Mouni Roy Rings in Her 34th Birthday With BFFs Sanjeeda Sheikh, Aashka Goradia in Istanbul – See Pics
However, as soon as the posts were shared, a Twitter user slammed them. Replying to Konkona's tweet, she accused everyone of "hypocrisy." It doesn't end there. The user also questioned filmmaker Reema Kagti's involvement in the #MeToo movement. The user went on to claim that Reema is "known to sexually harass Mouni Roy during Gold movie."
But guess what? Mouni Roy, who made her debut with Akshay Kumar starrer, jumped to Reema Kagti's rescue. Slamming the user, Mouni tweeted, "I was not harassed on the set of Gold by anyone. Director or otherwise. I wish this maligning would stop as it not only harassing me and Reema Kagti but also taking away from women that have truly been wronged.@konkonas @rachitmehrotra"
Catch the Tweet here:
I was not harassed on the set of Gold by anyone. Director or otherwise. I wish this maligning would stop as it not only harassing me and Reema Kagti but also taking away from women that have truly been wronged.@konkonas @rachitmehrotra https://t.co/QfApil8per
— Mouni Roy (@Roymouni) 14 October 2018
In the wake of the #MeToo movement many prominent names from Indian entertainment industry (like filmmakers Vikas Bahl and Sajid Khan, actor Alok Nath and lyricist Vairamuthu, among others) were cropped up in the cases of sexual harassment and misconduct. Also actors such as Nana Patekar, Rajat Kapoor, Subhash Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Mukesh Chhabra and comedy group AIB, Aditi Mittal, singer Raghu Dixit have been named and shamed. Watch this space for further updates.