Ever since Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of harassment, it has initiated the #MeToo movement in Bollywood and beyond, which began to pick up pace steadily.
During a recent interview, Preity Zinta was asked if she ever fell victim to sexual harassment. However, her controversial reply has sparked uproar on social media. In an attempt to clarify the confusion, Zinta said, “My reason for saying 'I wish something like this would have happened to me' in the film industry with a smile was because I would have reacted and slapped the person."
Many have accused the 43 year old actor for belittling the victims of sexual harassment. However, she asserted that she was a "huge supporter of the movement" and claimed that her comments, given in an interview with entertainment site Bollywood Hungama, were taken out of context. Nonetheless, Preity Zinta recently apologised stating, “To all the women out there. I'm sorry if I have unintentionally hurt your sentiments on the #MeToo movement.”
As the victims continue to speak out, the allegations about the dirty deeds come to light one after the other. Many popular figures including filmmakers, actors, comedians, politicians and more are being accused in the process.