Many celebrities have been coming forward to support the women who are sharing their stories of sexual harassment. And now the women filmmakers from Indian film industry have joined hands to support them. Bollywood’s female directors Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya Akhtar have come together to take a firm stand against sexual harassment. While thanking the survivors for starting the conversation around sexual abuse in the industry, the directors have decided to not work with any proven offender. In a note shared by the Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava, the filmmakers expressed, “As women and filmmakers, we come together to support the #MeTooIndia movement.
We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest accounts of harassment and assault. Our respect and admiration to them as their courage has started a revolution of welcome change. We are here to spread awareness to help create a safe and equal atmosphere for all the workplace. We have also taken a stand to not work with proven offender. We urge all our peers in the industry to do the same (sic).”