The #MeToo movement in India is gaining much coverage and all because most of the complainants took the social media route. Actor-producer Abhay Deol, who is gearing up for the release of his production venture Kaagaz Ki Kashti, feels that the main obstacle, where the movement is concerned, is the law of the country, which is slow in working. Also Read - #MeToo on Anurag Kashyap: Police to Record Filmmaker’s Statement in Sexual Harassment Case
Abhay said, while interacting with the media at the promotion of his film, that many women are sharing their stories on social media because they feel they will not be heard in court. Also Read - #MeToo on Anurag Kashyap: Payal Ghosh Says ‘If I am Found Hanging, Don’t Consider it Suicide’
“It’s important that people’s voices are heard. There is a lot venting going on. It could be the beginning of the change. We have to reflect upon what’s next and how we utilize this anger and put it in the right direction,” he was quoted as saying. Also Read - Payal Ghosh Alleges 'Rape' in FIR Against Anurag Kashyap, Filmmaker To Appear For Interrogation
“That’s why there is so much of noise being made because one feels that he/she would not be heard in court. Eventually it has to change into ‘I will be heard in court and then the newspapers can report it’. That will be the ideal situation and hopefully #MeToo movement will head us in that direction,” he added.
Speaking about Kaagaz Ki Kashti, which is based on the life of legendary ghazal singer and composer late Jagjit Singh’s life, Abhay said, “It’s really a well-made documentary. It’s an intimate portrayal of Jagjit Singh who had an amazing life. It’s about how he got success in his career and about inspiration behind his creativity.”
Born Jagmohan Singh in Rajasthan and belonging to a Punjabi Sikh family, Jagjit Singh left an indelible mark in the world of music with his treasury of ghazals, many of them sung jointly with his wife Chitra Singh. He passed away on 10 October, 2011.