Aditi Rao Hydari on Me too: I did lose work for eight months because I was given a choice

In the wake of the Me Too movement, talking at an event, Aditi Rao Hydari spoke up about the whole #MeToo campaign and that she was too naive when she had entered the industry. Read details.
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When Tanushree Dutta opened up about the Me Too movement and renewed a decade-old sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar, little did she know that this movement is going to explode in Bollywood. Soon after, a host of women came out in the open, naming and shaming their sexual predators. Alongside Nana Patekar, a lot of prominent personalities were accused of sexual misconduct such as Sajid Khan, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Jatin Das, and Subhash Ghai, among others.

After Tanushree Dutta’s account of Me Too, a lot of B-town celebs supported the accusers and Aditi Rao Hydari had to taken to Twitter to write a cryptic post about Me Too talking about the hypocrisy that exists in the industry. Aditi wrote, “Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy... People who are clearly guilty of major harassmentgiving gyaan on the #MeTooIndia movement…” Although Aditi didn’t name any person she blatantly pointed out towards the hypocrisy of the people in this industry.

Recently, the London Paris New York actress spoke about the whole Me Too campaign at the India Today Conclave South 2018 and she opened up about losing work due to #MeToo and spoke about the consequences she faced when she was new in the industry and was asked to chose between ‘this or this’. Aditi said, “I was extra naive when I joined the industry. There was an incident that did not harm me so much, but it still had an impact on me. I had to make a choiceand obviously, for me, the choice was clear. I chose not to submit. I did not find work for eight months. I snapped out of it. Today, I'm working with people I want to work with.”

But Aditi Rao feels that people shouldn't be forced to speak unless they're ready because “If you force people to speak, you're turning the moment on its head.” Although she is happy that accusers are coming out in the open but she feels that women should not be forced to speak up against the Me Too movement and post the accusations, things are starting to change but Aditi feels that although people are aware but this is just the beginning and more groundwork needs to be done. Aditi says, “People are more aware, but there needs to be more conversation. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The groundwork needs to be done and it's important for people to take steps.”

On the work front, Aditi Rao Hydari was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. 

Comments

Totally agree with her.
At the end of the day, its a choice! If every women dont submit and give in then maybe we can see the change in casting couch ?

Perhaps .ore than 8 months... Can't even remember which film I saw her in last..

She was in Padmaavat

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