Emraan Hashmi supports Me Too movement; Actor to include a sexual harassment clause in his contracts

Amid the #MeToo movement that has hit Bollywood, actor Emraan Hashmi speaks up about the movement and sheds light on the importance of having a sexual harassment clause in his contracts. Read on!
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In the wake of the #MeToo movement that has exploded in India, a lot of B-town celebs are coming out in the open and speaking up against the culprits. After Tanushree Dutta renewed a decade old sexual harassment complaint against Nana Patekar, the Indian film industry is undergoing a tsunami of sorts. While many prominent personalities such as Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Varun Grover and Kailash Kher, among others have been accused of grave sexual misconduct, we are as intrigued as the film fraternity over this whole issue. As a matter of fact, there are some stars who are openly supporting the victims on social media whereas some feel that people can take undue advantage of the whole #MeToo story to settle personal grudges.

The latest actor to shed light on the issue of #MeToo movement is Emraan Hashmi and for starters, the actor has zeroed in to add a sexual harassment clause to his contracts relating to confidentiality and termination. In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Emraan said, “For some women, a mildly flirtatious remark could be tantamount to sexual harassment. Men are on tenterhooks because what is said in jest, can be misconstrued and one could be fried. In the circumstances, lying down a universal moral code on the film set, dictated by the government’s guidelines, is the need of the hour. This will safeguard the interests of women and men will be forewarned so they don’t cross the line,” adding, “In my company at least, it will include both male and female cast and crew members,”

But just like all other stars, Emraan Hashmi feels that the #MeToo movement is a great start and it is the responsibility of men to protect women under all circumstances. “In this scenario, this movement is a great start. It’s our moral responsibility to protect women who have been at the receiving end for way too long but while most of the voices are speaking the truth, along with devious men, there are devious women with agendas too, who can use it against a man who has ticked them off in the past.”

On the work front, Emraan Hashmi is busy shooting for Soumik Sen’s Cheat India- the film talks about the education system in India. Cheat India is Emraan’s second production and the film will hit the theatres worldwide on January 25, 2019.

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Emraam hashmi is a good actor and person.All actresses hr has worked with says nice thing about him. A person image should not be defined by their screen characters.

Emraam hashmi is a good actor and person.All actresses hr has worked with says nice thing about him. A person image should not be defined by their screen characters.

Emraan is known as a thorough gentleman in Bollywood - Contrary to what image he has on celluloid!!

he might play a douche-bag in half of his films but one of the very few decent ones in bwood..

Good on you Emraan.. my respect has grown so much for this man .. apparently the serial kisser on screen does not harass women..

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