Actor Gautam Gulati has shared an incident when he was asked to ‘compromise’ to get work in the industry. The Bigg Boss 8 winner talked to an entertainment portal and revealed his #MeToo story. He is currently promoting his upcoming digital film titled Operation Cobra. In one of the promotional interviews, Gautam shared how an agent tried to sexual advantage from him during his initial modelling days around 10 years back.
Gautam told Bollywood Life, “It did happen to me! Somebody tried on me, way back 10 years ago. When I was 21 years old, somebody tried to misbehave and I completely went against that guy. Obviously, I was thrown out of the modeling shoot but I didn’t care. I anyway wanted to be an actor, so modeling wasn’t that imperative for me. So it was easy for me to do it (go against the harasser).”
He added that the harasser was not a known face but an agent. Gautam said, “There are many fashion agencies in Delhi, he was from there. A guy tried on me, but you should always have the guts to say no to them. You cannot let them take advantage of you.”
The Diya Aur Baati Hum actor also expressed his support for women who have come out in the movement. Gautam said he considers women as supreme powers. He added, “It was a good movement. My full power to all the women who are suffering due to men. I feel all women should raise their voice and should not suffer in silence. A woman is so strong that a man is incomplete without her. Taking her advantage sexually is cheap.”
Apart from being an actor, Gautam also runs a fashion business in London. He said that he always makes sure he’s treating his team ‘damn right’. Your thoughts?