Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Priyanka Chopra reveals she faced sexual harassment

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra revealed at a recent event that she has been sexually harassed during her acting career and that sexual harassment had become a norm with women.

Speaking at the ’10th Annual Women in World Summit’ in New York, she responded to a question whether she had ever faced sexual harassment herself. “Everybody in this room has probably faced one because it had become a norm with women”, she said without going into further details.

“We always had a voice. Just nobody heard us. Now because of the support we are giving each other, people don’t have the power to shut us down. And that’s an incredibly powerful thing to see. Now if I have a story I don’t feel I’m alone anymore – and I’m not ashamed of it”, she added.

After MeToo movement took Hollywood by storm, the campaign gained momentum is Bollywood too after last year actress Tanushree Dutta came forward with her #MeToo story, accusing Nana Patekar of harassing her in the past. Soon after, more Bollywood bigwigs such as Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and Rajkumar Hirani got embroiled in the controversy after many women accused them of harassment.

On work front, Priyanka will next be seen in Shonali Bose’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’ alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim and in Sanjay Leela Bhansali had said that he is in talks with PeeCee for a film.

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