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India becoming rape epidemic-afflicted nation: Tanushree Dutta

Tanushree Dutta feels India is turning into a rape epidemic-afflicted country.

Aug 05, 2019, 21:08 PM IST

Celina on appointment of 'intimacy superviser'

Actress Celina Jaitly has explained why an ‘intimacy superviser was appointed for her short film directed by journalist-author Ram Kamal Mukherjee.

Mar 17, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

Now men think twice before harassing women: Preity Zinta

Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace.

Nov 19, 2018, 23:51 PM IST

Preity Zinta lashes out at journalist for 'editing' her comment on #MeToo movement

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been at the receiving end of the Twitterati after her comments on the Me Too movement went viral on social media. However, the actress has now said that her statements were taken out of context. Preity lashed out at the journalist on Twitter for editing her comments.

Nov 19, 2018, 18:15 PM IST

Amid sexual harassment row, Suhel Seth gets engaged to model Lakshmi Menon

Actor cum columnist Suhel Seth, who was accused of sexual harassment by several women, got engaged to a 37-year-old model Lakshmi Menon.

Nov 16, 2018, 21:06 PM IST

Sonam Kapoor lists simple ways to deal with #MeToo

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who believes that the #MeToo movement has been "as eye-opening and devastating as it has been exhilarating", will galvanise people into action and into a redemption of rights long awaited for the disempowered. This, she believes, may seem complex, but can be achieved in a simple way.

Nov 13, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

Didn't think about my music career before sharing #MeToo story: Sona Mohapatra

Singer Sona Mohapatra, who accused singers Kailash Kher and Anu Malik of sexual misconduct, says she didn't think about how sharing her #MeToo story will impact her music career because it was for the bigger cause of a better future for the country.

Nov 02, 2018, 00:38 AM IST

Law works very slow in our country; Abhay Deol on #MeToo movement

Actor-producer Abhay Deol who is gearing up for the release of his production venture 'Kaagaz Ki Kashti' says the main obstacle in the country is that law works very slow, which could be the reason why many women are sharing their stories on social media through #MeToo movement.

Oct 31, 2018, 23:43 PM IST

Not here to do only films with social messages: Radhika Apte

Known for featuring in several social issue-based movies like "Parched" and "Padman", and for voicing her opinion on issues like menstrual hygiene and women safety, actress Radhika Apte says ultimately it is the story of a film which grabs her attention.

Oct 27, 2018, 00:21 AM IST

Mumbai film fest to host special programme on #MeToo

  Apart from putting together a "robust programme" for the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star and hosting filmmakers like Lucrecia Martel, Darren Aronofsky and Sean Baker, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will show solidarity with the #MeToo movement through a special programme on the global movement which is against sexual harassment and assault.

Oct 24, 2018, 22:54 PM IST

MeToo has arrived in India, but yet to reach Bharat; may start reform, not revolution

Slowly but steadily, voices will spring up against misconduct even in the hinterland, inspired and egged on by women who have stood up to be counted.

Oct 16, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

Truth is my only defence in MeToo movement: Journalist counters MJ Akbar over defamation case

Journalist Priya Ramani, who has levelled sexual harassment charges against Union minister MJ Akbar as part of the MeToo movement, has said that she is ready to “fight allegations of defamation”.

Oct 15, 2018, 20:43 PM IST

#MeToo complaints against Sajid Khan: Family, co-workers upset

As multiple women came out to share their #MeToo experiences with Sajid Khan, the Bollywood director stepped down from his project "Housefull 4", actor Akshay Kumar cancelled its shoot, and Sajid's family members Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar expressed disappointment on Friday.

Oct 13, 2018, 00:27 AM IST

Diana Penty proud of India's #MeToo movement

Actress Diana Penty has come out in support of women who are speaking about their sexual harassment experiences, saying she is proud of today's women as it takes immense courage to talk about such issues.

Oct 12, 2018, 00:36 AM IST

Piyush Mishra accused of inappropriate behaviour, he says he doesn't remember but is sorry

A former newspaper staffer Thursday accused Piyush Mishra of inappropriate behaviour during a party but the writer-director said he was probably a "few drinks down" and apologises if he made the "lady uncomfortable". 

Oct 12, 2018, 00:31 AM IST

Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment by a journalist

After Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, now popular filmmaker Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist, who also assisted him later in one of his films. She has narrated the horrifying details of the alleged incident on Twitter.  

Oct 11, 2018, 23:13 PM IST

Emraan Hashmi to include anti-sexual harassment clauses in his employment contract

In the wake of the #MeToo, Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi has decided to include a clause incorporating the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace act in his employment contracts and crew contracts ( Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) to safeguard women.

Oct 11, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

Future is bright with girls taking up positions of power: Anil Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor, who was a part of Plan International celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2018 on Thursday, says that the future of India is bright with more girls taking up positions of power.

Oct 11, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

Sona Mohapatra accuses Kailash Kher of sexual misconduct

Singer Sona Mohapatra has accused singer-composer Kailash Kher of sexual misconduct, claiming he once placed his hands on her thigh.

Oct 11, 2018, 00:18 AM IST