Actor Kangana Ranaut has always been vocal about sexual harassment, facing harassment at the hands of the powerful men in the industry and issues like pay disparity and allotment of screen space in films. She has once again talked about being harassed by directors on the sets of her films. Kangana was talking at an event to promote her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi when she explained how a person is harassed in ways more than one and she has been subjected to many.
PTI quoted the actor saying, “Harassment happens on many levels. So many times on sets, I wasn’t sexually harassed, but some people had ego issues. I was harassed on many other fronts. It wouldn’t come under #MeToo but it was still harassment.” She mentioned the ways in which she was harassed and said, “Making me wait on set for six hours, willingly giving me wrong call time to make me stand, always giving me the wrong set of dates so I’m missing out on opportunities and then cancelling the schedule last minute by these heroes. Ganging up on me and not inviting me to film events, launching trailers without me and then someone else dubbed for me without even telling me, which is violating the basic right of taking permission from an actor.”
She then again touched upon #MeToo and its impact on the society, especially at workplaces. The actress said, “People are scared, obviously and they should be. Men are scared in the industry. This isn’t going to stop. This will continue till we really go into the root cause of it because essentially it’s a patriarchal society which is extremely chauvinistic”. She added, “We need to come to a point where they are scared. All the talks of ‘what if women lose work’ should stop. I believe there’s no life without dignity. You shouldn’t worry about raising your voice.”