File image of Parineeti Chopra. Photograph:( Twitter )
"Keeping quiet is not the solution ever. If it has happened, it's the worst thing that can happen to a woman", said Parineeti.
'Namaste England' actress Parineeti Chopra has spoken in support of Tanushree Dutta in the wake of the controversy surrounding her and Nana Patekar.
Parineeti spoke about women security and how urged women to speak up. "Honestly I really hope this is not the start of a #MeToo movement, because it would mean there are several such stories and I hope this is the first and the last story. If there are victims, especially women in the industry, actresses who have faced this, I want every woman to come out and speak. If they don't speak now, they will forever be suppressed. Personally, I've never gone through such an experience, if God forbid this happened with me I would have never kept quiet," she further added.
The star said that it's vital for women to feel secure in the industry.
"Keeping quiet is not the solution ever. This is something very serious which has happened to someone if it has happened. I'm not taking sides because I wasn't there. If it has happened, it's the worst thing that can happen to a woman", said Parineeti.
Arjun Kapoor, co-star of Parineeti in 'Namaste England' said that it was extremely important for people not to pass judgments but simply hear the actor's side.
"I have two sisters in this industry and two others working elsewhere. I hope every woman feels safe...This happens everywhere, it's the reality but one person gathered courage and decided to speak up. We need to understand that it's important to listen first."
"Problem is we start chaos and don't listen. That girl has spoken about something that's so dreaded... She deserves to be heard, before hurling judgments, taking sides, pointing fingers or asking if this will be a movement. You have to understand it first", said the actor.
He also said one must look at this situation accurately. "We are processing it now that this has happened... This issue happens across. We all need to introspect right now. We need to listen, understand, and make sure if there are more such stories, they should come out. Let's not make noise for the wrong reasons," he added.
Director of the movie Vipul Shah was also present at the promotional event "Nameste England" which is scheduled to release on October 19.