After Tanushree Dutta‘s allegations on Nana Patekar for sexual harassment on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008, the MeToo moment in India is heating up every day with new case emerging every day. The actresses have finally started speaking and sharing their #MeToo stories, on the other side, Big Bollywood personalities have also come forward in support to the movement.
Now that the movement is gaining momentum in India, the Producers Guild of India has finally taken the responsibility to ensure the safety of woman working in the film industry. To discuss the issue and to make strict rules against such misconducts, the big personalities from the industry were called up in the committee meeting by the guild.
Aamir Khan with his wife Kiran Rao were spotted outside Producers Guild of India’s office today. The producers guild is headed by Siddharth Roy Kapur and comprise other filmmakers Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajkumar Hirani, Ekta Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj, and Mukesh Bhatt as its member.
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According to a report in Pinkvilla, the producers guild had issued a statement earlier which stated, “Producers Guild of India extends its complete support to the movement to call out and report sexual harassment and abuse whenever and wherever it occurs in our industry. We believe that there is an urgent need to set up a robust process to ensure the highest standards of safety for employees and crew members at the workplace – whether in offices or on sets of productions. We are instituting a committee within the Guild to lead this effort, and we are determined to stay the course till workplaces in the industry are safe spaces for everyone.”
Considering the actor-producers meet, we hope that something good comes out to it to make the working environment safer for every individual in the film industry.