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13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).The association wrote on Twitter, "In view of the various allegations...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

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,...

09-Nov-2018 Singapore

Happy there's finally a microphone on the voice: Robin Wright on #MeToo

Actress-director Robin Wright is happy with the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and says that there is finally a microphone on the voice so that people "wake up and change the bad".The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple...

03-Nov-2018 New Delhi

We must listen to the victims: Huma Qureshi on #MeToo

Actress Huma Qureshi thinks it is brave of women to come out and talk about their #MeToo stories, saying the movement will bring positive change in the country. However, she also urges people to "listen to the victims"."I think #MeToo is the most relevant movement...

31-Oct-2018 Mumbai

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...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Ramani's allegations were defamatory, Akbar tells court

Former Minister M.J. Akbar on Wednesday told a Delhi court that journalist Priya Ramani's allegations levelled against him were defamatory in nature.Akbar told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations were false and defamatory...

31-Oct-2018 Dharamshala

Dharamshala Film Festival to focus on #MeToo, local filmmakers

In its seventh edition, the Dharamshala International Film Festival, which gets underway here on Thursday, will have a bouquet of 46 films with a focus on those from Himachal Pradesh, apart from having a panel discussion on the #MeToo movement in India."We...

29-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Important to stand by women in #MeToo movement : Ashwini Ponnappa

Seasoned doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said it's important to stand by the women in the #MeToo movement.Her 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning doubles partner Jwala Gutta has been a 'victim' and Ponnappa said women need to be understood...

29-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

#MeToo: Punjab Women's Commission issues guidelines to departments

Applauding the #MeToo movement, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati on Monday issued guidelines regarding women's safety in workplaces.Gulati said the Commission has decided to frame a policy for the entire staff, administrators and elected...

29-Oct-2018 Los Angeles

Olivia Munn vows to continue supporting #MeToo movement

Actress Olivia Munn says she will continue to speak up for the #MeToo movement even if it comes at the cost of her career.The actress, 38, made the statement in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. She also called for a change in Hollywood to abolish the...

29-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We should've listened to #MeToo voices earlier : Gulshan Devaiah

Critically acclaimed actor Gulshan Devaiah says the #MeToo movement is the need of the hour, but these voices should have been heard earlier.Gulshan was interacting with the media during the success party of his web series "Smoke" on Sunday.On his take on the #MeToo...

29-Oct-2018 New Delhi

More noise than change: Malaika Arora on India's #MeToo wave

The #MeToo movement has entered India, starting a conversation around making the workplace safe for all. But actress Malaika Arora feels there is more noise than actual change at the moment."I don't see too much of a change. I hear people. I think there...

28-Oct-2018 Sonipat (Haryana)

Amid #MeToo, experts stress on creating awareness about victim rights

As the #MeToo movement is exposing abuse of power by some men and also revealing the vulnerabilities of victims, experts have emphasised on the need for creating greater awareness about the rights of victims in the country."We have always come across criticism...

28-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo movement will make system more transparent : Ronnie Screwvala

With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in India, veteran producer Ronnie Screwvala says the system in Bollywood will become more transparent than being fearful for new talents to step in.Sharing his opinion on the current situation where the movement has...

27-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media."We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun)...

27-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo calls out small fries, leaving filmworld's big guns untouched

Thanks to one doughty damsel in distress, Bollywood and India have found their #MeToo voice. And about time too. I don't know where this naming and shaming will stop. But predatory behaviour will now be very controlled, if not entirely extinct, in work places.If...

26-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Congress leader says no complaint against #MeToo accused Minister

The controversy over a senior Punjab cabinet Minister sending indecent messages to a senior woman IAS officer has taken a new turn, with a woman leader of the ruling Congress in Punjab claiming that no complaint has been made against the Minister.Congress...

25-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Farah dodges questions after Sajid's #MeToo episode

Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan dodged questions from the media days after brother Sajid Khan's name was mentioned in #MeToo allegations although earlier she had tweeted on the episode.Farah was addressing the media at a book launch along with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan,...

24-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Minister's messages to woman officer; Amarinder says 'action taken'

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday that the matter relating to reported objectionable message of a minister to a woman officer had been "taken very seriously" and, to the best of his knowledge, resolved to the officer's satisfaction."The...

24-Oct-2018 Mumbai

People take pleasure looking in others' personal life: Jackie Shroff

Actor Jackie Shroff, who will be seen playing central character in 'The Playboy Mr. Sawhney' has said that unfortunately people take a lot of pleasure looking in others' personal life.Jackie Shroff was interacting with media at the special screening of 'The...

24-Oct-2018 Mumbai

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...

24-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sexual predators are all around us: Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has supported #MeToo movement by saying that gender dialogue is long overdue not just in a film industry but in the society as well. She also feels that sexual predators are present everywhere.Jacqueline was interacting with media...

23-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo fallout: Ere Gowda's 'Balekempa' out of DIFF

Amid sexual harassment allegations against Kannada film director Ere Gowda, the organisers of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) have decided not to screen his film 'Balekampa' in the festival.The film was earlier announced as the gala's closing...

22-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Child abuse not taken seriously by Indian men : Shweta Pandit

Singer Shweta Pandit, who has accused veteran music composer Anu Malik of sexual misconduct, says child abuse is not taken seriously by men in the country.Pandit on Monday tweeted: "All these 'young men' on Twitter, who keep asking 'so what happens next' in...

22-Oct-2018 Mumbai

FWICE to issue show cause notice to Alok Nath, Sajid Khan

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Monday said it will issue show cause notices to actor Alok Nath and actor-director Sajid Khan, who have been accused of sexual harassment and violation.In a statement, FWICE said a show cause notice...

22-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Any kind of abuse must not be exercised or tolerated : Radhika Apte

With #MeToo movement, many women are coming out in the open to talk about the sexual harassment they have faced by people in power across different fields, including Bollywood. Actress Radhika Apte is "loving" it and she feels everyone should come together...

22-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo has shaken up the patriarchy : Sushant Singh

TV actor and CINTAA General Secretary Sushant Singh says the #MeToo movement in India has shaken up the patriarchy, adding there is a tough fight ahead as the patriarchs will not give in so easily."#MeToo in India -- the ugliness has shaken me up. It has...

21-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo: Artist Binoy Varghese named anonymously, painter denies

Artist Binoy Varghese was named in an anonymous #MeToo post on Instagram on Saturday night. Varghese has denied knowing the woman.The allegation made on Instagram page "@herdsceneand" -- a handle that has previously posted against artists Riyas Komu and Rahul...

21-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Men should understand what consent is : Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has supported the #MeToo movement by saying that men should understand what consent is.Ayushmann visited the PVR Citi Mall here on Saturday to know the audience's reaction for his latest film "Badhaai Ho".Reacting to the #MeToo campaign...

21-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Anu Malik no longer part of 'Indian Idol'

Singer Anu Malik, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, was no longer part of the jury panel of the singing-based reality show "Indian Idol" season 10, according to an official statement on Sunday.The statement from Sony Entertainment Television channel...

20-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress Sruthi accuses actor Arjun of sexual harassment

Actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday accused multilingual south Indian actor Arjun Sarja of sexually harassing her on the sets of a film in 2016. He has dismissed the claim."I was shooting for a bilingual film which starred Arjun Sarja, a man whose movies I...

20-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Sexual harassment case against R.K. Pachauri heads to trial

A Delhi court on Saturday paved the way for trial as it framed sexual harassment charges against noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri and will start recording evidence from January 4, 2019.Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta formally framed the charges...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo movement opened up way for working women : Singer Madhushree

Singer Madhushree on Friday supported the #MeToo campaign by saying that the movement has opened up a way for women to share their stories about harassment at the workplace.Madhushree's comments came while she was visiting the Parisar Asha NGO here along with...

19-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo movement not about male bashing at all : Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh feels the #MeToo movement is not about bashing men, and not at all a battlefield for genders. The actress says it is about making society safe for all."The beginning of every change is when we start talking about it. And the talk has started. Realistically...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

KWAN founder attempts suicide after #MeToo allegations

KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager who has been accused of sexual misconduct, reportedly tried to end his life early on Friday but was saved at the last minute, police said.The incident happened at 1 a.m. on...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sushant Singh Rajput denies harassment claims

Sushant Singh Rajput has been accused of sexual misconduct by his "Kizie Aur Manny" co-star Sanjana Sanghi. In his defence, the actor shared screenshots of their SMS conversation and called it a "smear campaign".Sushant on Friday tweeted snapshots of his conversation...

19-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Whether #MeToo stays or fizzles out, people will be wary : Neena Gupta

The most substantial impact of the #MeToo movement, which took off in India following actress Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations against actor Nana Patekar, is that people now will be wary of engaging in misconduct -- whether or not the movement...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Keeping men out of discussion won't help #MeToo Movement'

While women from different walks of life are coming out with their stories of sexual harassment at workplace making the #MeToo Movement impactful, corporate experts believe that men should also join the discussion to keep the movement alive.At panel discussion...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Double standards in JLF's stand on #MeToo?

After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Don't mock #MeToo movement : Honey Irani

Veteran writer Honey Irani, maternal aunt of director Sajid Khan who has been accused of sexual harassment, says it's important not to "mock" the #MeToo movement."It's sad that now that women are talking, most people don't listen, and ask why did you not speak...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

A.R. Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video

Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.Rahman directed Shah Rukh for the first time for the official video of the official song for Odisha Hockey...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

MeToo allegations against Anu Malik false, baseless : Lawyer

Singer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator"."The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless. My client respects...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

MeToo being blown out of proportion : Shatrughan Sinha

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion.Excerpts from the interview:Q. Your dear friend Subhash Ghai stands accused of multiple sexual offences. Your comments?A....

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