This Dussehra 10 Indian goddesses fighting the demon of sexual abuse

"Dussehra, the day when Lord Rama marked his victory over Ravana, is a celebration of good over evil. But in the true sense, are all the demons dead? Lord Rama killed Ravana for Sita, but today, with #MeToo being such a rage, our Rama seems to have no face. In contrast, women today need no Rama to fight their battles. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, here is a list of 10 Indian Goddesses fighting the demon of sexual abuse. 1"

"Tanushree Dutta... Her story: She is credited to flagging off the #Metoo movement in India. After 10-long-years, she came out and spoke about the sexual harassment she suffered at the hands of Nana Patekar on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasss. She levied some gruesome allegations against the veteran and shocked fans and observers. The impact: Nana Patekar is out of Housefull 4 and a case has been filed against him. A thorough investigation is expected to take place soon as Tanushree demands justice. "

"Vinta Nanda... Her story: The writer of Television serial Tara had the worst story to tell. She accused the most sanskari man of Bollywood, Alok Nath, of rape. Alok Nath’s worst nightmare came true when many of his female co-stars including Sandhya Mridul came out in support of Vinta and shared stories of his indecent behavior on the sets. The impact: Alok Nath was advised bed rest by doctors due to supposed ‘severe stress’ and a police case has been filed against him by Vinta Nanda. "

"Saloni Chopra... Her story: An assistant director then, actress Saloni Chopra went through something that no female should ever experience at a workplace. She suffered mental harassment at the hands of Sajid Khan while she was his assistant. A letter she wrote gave out the details of how Sajid made her life living hell and how it messed with her health, mentally and physically. The impact: Sajid Khan is no more the director of Housefull 4 and IFTDA has demanded an explanation from him. "
"Phantom employee against Vikas Bahl... Her story: This story is no news to us as one of the female employees of Phantom productions had accused Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct in the year 2016. It’s just that her story has attracted attention now, thanks to the #MeToo movement. The anonymous employee accused Vikas of trying to take advantage of her when she was drunk. Ever since, his name has been lodged in the list of offenders. The impact: Vikas’ co-colleagues, Anurag Kahsyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena have distanced themselves from him and Phantom Productions has been dissolved. He has been removed from the film Super 30, which he was directing. He is also no more the producer of Ranveer Singh’s ’83. "

"Woman journalist and author Ira Trivedi... Story: Chetan Bhagat is a renowned author and a lot of aspiring writers look up to him. But it was shameful to see how the author asked for sexual favours and flirted with a journalist over a chat. The anonymous journalist shared their chats on social media and that’s when his predatory side came into the limelight. Later, female author Ira Trivedi too came out of her closet and called Chetan a predator. The impact: Embarrassed to the core, Chetan took to social media to openly apologize to the woman journalist for his behavior. However, he has denied all the charged levied by Ira Trivedi and also made one of her secret mails sent to him public. Ira is yet to respond!"

"Leena Manimekalai... Her Story: If you thought #MeToo was restricted to Bollywood, you are mistaken. South Industry is as shameful. Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai accused director Susi Ganesan of harassing her while he gave her a lift after an interview. She claimed that he snatched her phone and threw it away while she saved herself with the help of a knife The impact: While Leena is yet to file a complaint against Susi, in an exclusive interview with us, she said that the filmmaker is going around saying that he has filed a complaint because he has ‘contacts.’"
"Sangeetha Bhat... Her Story: Another embarrassing story from South, Sangeetha Bhat shared a long post on Facebook as to how she suffered a hard time dealing with the predators in the form of filmmakers, actors and casting directors. The impact: She hasn’t named anyone so no action has been taken yet. "

"Diandra Soares... Her Story: Model Diandra shared her story of Suhel Seth shoving his tongue down her throat. But what happened next left him moaning in pain. The impact: Diandra didn’t wait for no court to give her justice. Instead Diandra bit his tongue and grabbed his b***s and refused to let go until he learnt a lesson. "

"Journalists against Rajat Kapoor... Story: Two female journalist took to Twitter to share their #MeToo story involving Rajat Kapoor. One of them accused the veteran actor for making her feel uncomfortable during a telephonic interview while another journalist named Sandhya Menon claimed that he tried to kiss her not once but eight times. The impact: Rajat Kapoor had to come out in open apologize on Twitter to avoid further embarrassment."

 

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