The #MeToo movement in Bollywood has brought out many big names. From veteran Nana Patekar and Alok Nath to Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and others, many men have been called out by women accusing them of sexual harassment, reports The statesman.When many Bollywood celebrities came out in support of Tanushree Dutta, megastar Amitabh Bachchan had chosen to remain silent on the issue. However, on his birthday, he finally spoke up and extended his support to the #MeToo movement.
In his statement, he said, “No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehavior, or disorderly conduct, especially at her workplace. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law.”
Day after, celebrity hairstylist and ex-Bigg Boss contestant Sapna Bhavnani lashed out at him referring to what he said in his statement.
She took to Twitter and posted, “This has to be the biggest lie ever. Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough. @SrBachchan #Metoo #MeTooIndia #comeoutwomen.”
Previously, during an interaction with the media, Amitabh Bachchan was asked to address the accusations made against Nana Patekar by his co-actor Tanushree Dutta. To this, he replied, “Naa toh mera naam Tanushree hai, naa hee Nana Patekar. Kaise uttar dun aapko isssawaal ka? (Neither is my name Tanushree nor is it Nana Patekar. How do I answer this question?)”