The offbeat actress Kalki Koechlin revealed that she has witnessed quite a change in the film industry after the wave of #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace sought attention in India. It would be a well-known fact by now-what outrage the movement has created and how so many innocent faces were cut open to unveil the devil inside. Many actresses achieved their goals in finding them guilty while others still deny their involvement in any sort of harassment.
"I think there's more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing a play. I have learnt about actors agreeing on touch before intimate scenes," Kalki told IANS over e-mail.
According to the "Dev D" actress, "provision for safety" has increased.
She said: "There have been difficult conversations with men about the subject that are ongoing, I think the provision for safety has increased, as women we are demanding certain standards and productions are responding to that."
The #MeToo Movement was ignited in India last October when former actress Tanushree Dutta recalled an accusation she made against actor Nana Patekar for alleged sexual harassment on the sets of their 2008 film "Horn OK Pleasssss".
Her case became the face of #MeToo wave in India as it opened the floodgates for enormous other women from every field here and there to come forward with their stories and thrash the guilty.
Many cases emerged on the surface that questioned the credibility and authenticity of the Bollywood Industry. Casting directors were held at the point of the sword and several dispute arose. What actually won in this entire fiasco is the empowerment of women in every sense possible. They’re no more scared to put forward their grievances and I think that’s one of best thing happened to womanhood so far.
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