If women don’t speak now, they’ll be sup­pressed for­ever – Pari­neeti

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AC­TRESS Pari­neeti Cho­pra wants more women to speak out about their #MeToo ex­pe­ri­ences now that Tanushree Dutta has let the cat out of the bag.

Pari­neeti spoke at the launch of Proper Pa­tola, a song from her forth­com­ing film, Na­maste Eng­land, along with her co-ac­tor, Ar­jun Kapoor, and di­rec­tor,Vipul Amrutlal Shah.

Asked whether she feels that Tanushree’s out­burst is a start of the #MeToo move­ment in In­dia, Pari­neeti said: “Hon­estly, I re­ally hope that it’s not a start of #MeToo move­ment be­cause it will mean that there are a lot more sto­ries like this, and I re­ally hope this is first and last story, if it is true.

“Hav­ing said that, if there are any vic­tims, es­pe­cially women in the in­dus­try, then I want ev­ery woman to come out in the open and speak, be­cause if they don’t speak now, they will for­ever be sup­pressed.”

Ar­jun said: “I have two sis­ters who work in the in­dus­try, so as a hu­man be­ing who has sis­ters, I would want all women to feel safe.

“It hap­pens every­where, and it’s a real­ity, and now a woman has come for­ward to speak the truth.

“If she is speak­ing the truth, then def­i­nitely she will win.”

“The prob­lem in our coun­try is that we start heated de­bates af­ter a rev­e­la­tion, and be­cause of that, peo­ple fear speak­ing the truth.” | IANS

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