New Delhi: Supporting ongoing #MeToo movement in India, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth said that it was ‘beneficial’ for women. But he also cautioned saying that it should not be misused. Also Read - Smash The Patriarchy: Hundreds of Homes in UP's Muzaffarnagar Install Nameplates With Daughters' Names
Recently, national award-winning lyricist Vairamuthu had been accused of sexual harassment. Reacting sharply on this, the actor said that the poet has denied the charges made by singer Chinmayi Sripaada. Also Read - Fake Naked Images of Thousands of Women Are Being Created & Shared on Telegram; Why It's Extremely Worrying
In this ongoing #MeToo movement many politicians and celebrities have been accused of sexual harassment by women. Former Union minister MJ Akbar, film personalities like Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor, and Vairamuthu have been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women. Also Read - 'Women Not Capable of Being Left Free or Independent': Yogi Adityanath's Old 'Anti-Women' Article Resurfaces Amid Gangrape Outrage
On Thursday, co-founder of Kwan Entertainment and also accused of #MeToo movement in India, Anirban Blah, had allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping off the old Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai. Blah was reportedly rescued by the police.
Kwan manages actors like Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Jacqueline Fernandez.
About #MeToo movement
The #MeToo movement began a year ago in Hollywood after The New York Times and The New Yorker published several stories about decades-long predation of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
However, it gained momentum in India after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta recently accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Following her revelation, accusations are being made against some powerful personalities in the media and the entertainment industry, including Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Vikas Bahl, and many others.