‘IGNORING INDECENT BEHAVIOUR ENCOURAGES PREDATOR’
Parineeti Chopra believes that boycotting the sexual harassers is the ‘smallest step’ the industry took. According to her, these people should to be in jail
Parineeti Chopra recently said if people continue to ignore sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry, it would only encourage predators. In the onslaught of #Metoo, names such as Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and Kailash Kher have cropped up with women accusing them of sexual harassment, rape and misconduct. Parineeti said if serial offenders kept getting work in the industry, it would send a wrong message.
“The moment you know some- thing, take an action. If you are quiet, you are allowing this to happen.
When I know you are not the greatest man, why should
I continue making films with you, acting with you?
Because then you’re enabling that person and he thinks
‘great, I’ve gotten away with this. Amazing! I can do it five more times,” the actor said. “I am sure they (industry people) will not be working with those who have been named.
“Unfortunately what has happened is, anybody who is aware that somebody was sexually offending, they continued to work with that guy. That’s where those people are wrong, she added.
Parineeti believes that boycotting the sexual harassers was the “smallest step”. “According to me, these people need to be in jail.”
Unfortunately what has happened is, anybody who is aware that somebody was sexually offending, they continued to work with that guy