#MeToo movement: Preity Zinta apologises for hurting sentiments

File photo of Preity Zinta Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 06.58 PM (IST)

A day after Preity Zinta's comments on #MeToo movement during an interview received flak for its insensitivity, the actress has issued a statement and an apology. The actress apologised for unintentionally hurting sentiments of people.

Zinta spoke about the #MeToo movement during an interview while promoting her next film 'Bhaiaji Superhit'. Zinta comments, many felt, blamed the victim instead of the perpetrator. 

In her statement, the `Kal Ho Naa Ho` star said, "I am a huge supporter of the movement and it's unfortunate that some of my comments were taken out of context. I recognise that everyone is in a position to fight back and I don`t want to marginalise the women that have been abused."

Referring to her own #MeToo experience, Preity said that it also happened to her and she reacted to it strongly."My reason for saying this `I wish something like this would have happened to me, I would have reacted to it and much layer, when it did happen, I did react and the whole world saw it," she stated.

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The #MeToo movement, which began in Hollywood more than a year ago, gathered steam in India after actor Tanushree Dutta accused co-star Nana Patekar of allegedly harassing her on the sets of `Horn Ok Pleassss` in 2008.

Since then, women from various walks of life, especially the media and entertainment industry have leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Kailash Kher, Chetan Bhagat and Sajid Khan among others even as they all have denied the charge.

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Zinta spoke about the #MeToo movement during an interview while promoting her next film 'Bhaiaji Superhit'. Zinta comments, many felt, blamed the victim instead of the perpetrato