New Delhi: After the infamous Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked the West, talk about sexual harassment at workplace has gained ground. Hailed as the World's most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was recently in Sydney for work commitments opened up on the #MeToo movement.
She told The Sunday Telegraph, “A movement such as the #MeToo movement ... has brought out a lot of conversation and sharing. The good thing is that people are talking. I don’t think this (subject) needs to restrict itself to one part of the world. That is definitely positive, which has come about with this entire subject.”
She added more, saying, “If a woman feels compromised and she feels the need to share an experience that has completely challenged her sense of being, it is amazing that she comes out, speaks forth about it, and takes the people to task. This idea does not limit itself to show business or the film industry. It is people discussing it from all walks of life.”
Hollywood backed #MeToo movement kickstarted last year after famous producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal came out in the open. The hashtag was used on the social media widely to spread awareness about the rise of such cases with people across the globe.
It was only after people started sharing their personal stories with a #MeToo on social media that cases of sexual harassment at workplace became a talking point.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Aishwarya will be seen in 'Fanney Khan' which also stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles. Reportedly, the actress is also rumoured to be starring in 'Woh Kaun Thi' remake opposite Shahid Kapoor.
The original directed by Raj Khosla. The film which also starred Prem Chopra, KN Singh and Helen, had music composed by the legendary Madan Mohan.