A year back, Me Too movement took the Hollywood by storm and several female artists all over the world came forward and shared their horrifying stories of sexual assault. Lately, actress Freida Pinto has shared her views on the same saying that she has rejected movies with the people who she knows have been abusers. In an interview to a leading daily, Freida said that it is disappointing to see Me Too found no takers in Bollywood.Also Read - Sajid Khan to Return With Comedy 3 Years After #MeToo Allegations, Riteish Deshmukh-John Abraham to Join?
While talking to indianexpress.com, the actress stated that the movement was possible in the west because Hollywood empowers its actors. She was quoted as saying, “The whole MeToo movement in the west was possible because there was a lot of support, and a lot of research went into it. We all know who the people are in India. It is the same way everyone knew it was Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood, but someone had the courage, and in this case Ronan Farrow to get deep into his research and get support for these women and support them when that story would come out. You tell me one journalist in India who would do that and put his career on the line.” Also Read - Freida Pinto Announces First Pregnancy, Posts an Adorable Picture With Fiance Cory Tran
She further said that known actresses should be thankful to the courageous ladies who came out and shared their stories. Also Read - Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu Face I-T Raid: Twitter Memes Say Kangana Ranaut is Happiest Today
On a related note, Freida was last seen in Love Sonia. The movie also featured Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee and Mrunal Thakur in pivotal roles.