#MeToo: Female directors release official statement

MUMBAI: Female Filmmakers like Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Gauri Shinde, and others have released an official statement in support of #MeToo saying that they won’t work with proven offenders.

The statement reads, “As women and filmmakers, we come together to support the #MeToo India movement. We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest account of harassment and assault. Our respect and admiration to them as their courage has started a revolution of welcome change.

We are here to spread awareness to help create a safe and equal atmosphere for all in the workplace. We have also taken a stand to not work with proven offenders. We urge all our peers in the industry to do the same.”

The #MeToo movement in India began with actor Tanushree Dutta who accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Please and after that many women from Bollywood came out with their #MeToo stories.

Several celebrities including Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath and members of comedy collective AIB have been named and shamed for sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo wave.