As the #MeToo wave swept across India, these are some of the biggest names from across industries that were named in 2018.
Nana Patekar was named by Tanushree Dutta, for his actions on the sets of Horn. Ok. Please. Clearly, not so ok. Tanushree Dutta's allegations sparked the fire that encouraged people from all over the country to start speaking up.
The sanskari bapu! First Vinta Nanda and then Sandhya Mridul named and shamed him.
Once again, it wasn't just one but multiple people who accused Sajid Khan. People who wanted to become actresses, people who went to interview him. Sajid was asked to leave the Housefull 4 project and another director stepped into his place.
Phantom no more. Anurag Kashyap and a few other people in the company spoke up and said that they were aware of what had happened and they took no action.
M J Akbar
Journalist turned politician, M J Akbar was also accused. But there was a twist in the tale. His wife jumped to his rescue to say that she knew about the affair, it wasn't that he was forcing the other woman, but that both of them were equally involved.
Couldn’t he just stick to playing his harmonium? Or yelling at people while trying to tell people that they cannot be the next big singer? No! Sona Mohapatra who definitely does not mince her words, called out Anu Malik’s behaviour.
Like many on this list, writer Chetan Bhagat was also accused by multiple people.
Not so funny! Utsav Chakraborty also got named and the fact that Tanmay Bhatt knew got him in hot water too, eventually costing them the second season of their show on a popular digital platform. Makes you wonder who finally had the last laugh.
Chinmayi Sripada, who is relatively a newcomer in the south Indian industry named veteran Vairamuthu. He had the cheek to say, "You watch what I do".
Dileep, a Malayalam actor, was involved in a larger kind of thing, he was also accused of kidnapping. This ended his membership from The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists.
Mukesh Chhabra and Vicky Sidana
Irony of ironies, these two gentlemen were accused of playing out the cliched casting couch routine.
2018 also saw a high-profile woman being accused of inappropriate behaviour.Get more deets in the podcast. 2018 was a landmark year for us, with people not just talking about #MeToo incidents, but supporting each other and doing something about it too.