Bollywood actor Kajol believes that men have taken seven steps back after the #MeToo movement which changed the way they treated women on movie sets. The Tanhaji actor feels that after the drive against sexual harassment, men have surely become more aware and behave more consciously with women. In an interview where she was promoting her short film titled Devi, Kajol said all kinds of men-good, better, bad or indifferent have taken some steps back. Also Read - 'Men Should Stand up For Women'! Sonam Kapoor Reveals What Husband Anand Ahuja Said During #MeToo Movement
When asked about women being treated in a different way after the movement, Kajol said, “Yes there is a difference. And I wouldn’t say it’s only on film sets. To be very honest, if you ask any man anywhere after the #MeToo movement took a life of its own and embroiled a lot of very well known people in it, I think somewhere down the line, men — good, bad, indifferent — took seven steps back.” Also Read - Trending Bollywood News, February 12: Karan Johar And Kajol Write Beautiful Posts Celebrating #10YearsOfMyNameIsKhan
The #MeToo movement, which started at the beginning of 2018 in Hollywood, became a prominent drive in India where several women across sectors – the movie industry, media, and the corporate world, made claims of sexual harassment at workplaces where big names from the movie and television industry were involved. Also Read - Entertainment News Today: Navy-Army-Air Chiefs of Indian Military Root For Kajol-Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji, Call it 'Spell Binding'
The movement became prominent in Bollywood after actor Tanushree Dutta claimed that veteran actor Nana Patekar sexually harassed her on the sets of 2009 movie Horn OK Pleasss post which several actors, singers and journalists made such allegations and several cases were filed. Kajol further added that it was important for men to change their way of thinking and in order to do that, necessary steps were required.
While interacting with the media on the screening of her new short movie Devi, Kajol said, “Everything was and is still being done cautiously and with a lot more thought. I think more than good or bad, there’s a lot of thought put into everybody’s daily interactions whether it’s on a set or in an office environment.”
Devi, starring Kajol, Neena Kulkarni, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Haasan, Sandhya Mhatre, Yashaswini Dayama, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Mukta Barve, and Rama Joshi, is a heart-wrenching story of rape victims.