‘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

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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

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