File photo of Amitabh Bachchan and Sapna Bhavnani. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
'Have personally heard so many stories of Bachchan’s sexual misconduct and I I hope those women come out,' Bhavnani tweeted.
With India's #MeToo movement growing bigger and bigger, celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani has pointed a finger of accusation at Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
Bachchan had been getting a lot of flak ever since he'd been asked for his take on the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy. He had said then that he was neither Dutta, nor Patekar, and he therefore did not understand why he was being asked for his views on the subject.
Bachchan finally commented on the #MeToo movement in an interview conducted on his 76th birthday on October 11.
"No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct, especially at her work place. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law.
Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very educational level. Women children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care. It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence," Bachchan said in the interview.
"This has to be the biggest lie ever," Bhavnani responded on Twitter. "Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough."
"Have personally heard so many stories of Bachchan’s sexual misconduct and I I hope those women come out. His hypocrisy is sooooo tired," Bhavnani wrote in another tweet.
This has to be the biggest lie ever. Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough. @SrBachchan #Metoo #MeTooIndia #comeoutwomen https://t.co/gMQXoRtPW3— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) October 11, 2018
Since Dutta first accused Patekar of misconduct, the #MeToo floodgates have opened in India and woman after woman has come out and accused the high and mighty of sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct. The list of men named and shamed so far has included the actor Alok Nath who has been accused of rape, the filmmaker Subhash Ghai who has also been accused of rape, India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar who has been accused of sexual assault, the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri who has been accused of assault, the Sri Lankan cricketers Arjuna Ranatunga and Lasith Malinga, the Queen director Vikas Bahl, the filmmaker Sajid Khan, the actors Rajat Kapoor and Rohit Roy, and the former Times of India and DNA editor Gautam Adhikari.