Farhan Akhtar recently urges the sexual harressment victims to speak up and share their pains,he says there is no point in targeting only the film industry for perpetuating sexual harassment as it exists everywhere. However, he urged the victims to come out and talk about it openly.
he Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood has put the spotlight on the sexual harassment prevalent in the entertainment industry but in Bollywood not many people open up about casting couch or workplace harassment.
Farhan, who runs MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), has tied up with director Feroz Abbas Khan and Population Foundation Of India, for Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya campaign.
“… if someone has an incident or a story to share, this is the perfect environment, world over, for you to come out and share it. You will be doing yourself a favour, other women a favour and even other men a favour… There have been young men, who have said that they were abused,” Farhan told reporters.
“It is important for women who have been subjected to this to speak out. I think wherever there is an industry, wherever there is power dynamics at play, be it the corporate world or the films, there will always be these issues, unfortunately,” he added.