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#MeToo India Movement: Rajinikanth Supports Campaign, Says Shouldn’t be Misused

#MeToo momentum in India after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar.

Updated: October 20, 2018 5:02 PM IST

By News Desk

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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