Sussanne Khan on MeToo movement: Lot of pretence and false allegations
Even though the #MeToo movement has picked up quite late in India, men and women from different walks of life are slowly opening up about their horrific experiences of sexual harassment and assault. The movement has rocked Bollywood as well, with several bigwigs being accused of sexual misconduct.
Sussanne Khan has expressed her reservations about the misuse of the platform. At a launch event on Friday, she said, "I honestly don't want to comment on this issue much but I definitely feel that there is lot of pretence, false allegations and sort of crazy behaviour."
"They are using the platform badly and it's not a good thing. If they use platform correctly then, it's supposed to be good thing. They shouldn't make allegation on an individual without any legal evidence," she said.
Meanwhile, Sussanne's ex-husband Hrithik Roshan has taken a firm stand on the issue. After his Super 30 director Vikas Bahl was accused of making unwanted advances at a former employee, he requested the producers to "take a harsh stand" if the filmmaker was proven to be a sexual offender.
"It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct... I have requested the producers of Super 30 to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh stand if need be. This is not to be hushed or brushed under the carpet. All proven offenders must be punished all exploited people must be empowered and given strength to speak up," he said in a statement.
(With inputs from IANS)