#MeToo in Bollywood: Kangana Ranaut questions Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi's silence on the movement
As the #MeToo movement takes its rounds in Bollywood with prominent names such as Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Subhash Kapoor and Kailash Kher in the accuser's list, actress Kangana Ranaut has now questioned star filmmaker Karan Johar and veteran actress Shabana Azmi for their silence on the matter.
According to reports, Kangana asked why Karan Johar and Shabana Azmi had not spoken out regarding the ongoing issue. She reportedly said, "Karan Johar has views about gym looks and airport looks. He tweets ten times about it. What about this? This is their identity. This is their bread and butter. When the film industry is going through such an important shift, where are they?
Kangana also extended her support to the former Phantom Films employee who had shared her experience of being sexually harassed by director Vikas Bahl. She also added that the Queen director had also made her feel uncomfortable on several occasions.
Recently, female filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar, Meghna Gulzar, Konkona Sen Sharma and Gauri Shinde among others also expressed their solidarity with the movement. In a combined statement, the filmmakers announced their decision to not work with people guilty of sexual harassment.