Raveena Tandon bashes Bollywood, tweets 'industry fails to stand for & protect its own'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2018, 06.30 PM(IST)

Raveena Tandon (Courtesy: Instagram/ @officialraveentandon) Photograph:( Instagram )

Exactly a year after #MeToo campaign picked up in Hollywood with female celebrities coming out with their stories of sexual harassment at workplace, Bollywood too has its own little movement, however, small in nature. Tanushree Dutta who was only a few films’ old left the industry and went to settle in the United States. She is now back in India and has gone full-out against Nana Patekar, who she claims harassed her while filming for a film in 2008. Bollywood celebs have come forward in support of Tanushree, asking for a thorough investigation into the matter. Watch the attack footage. 

While some Bollywood celebs including Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar have tweeted in support, others like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan have refused to comment on the matter. 

Another actress Raveena Tandon took to her twitter on September 29 and posted a cryptic series of tweets that hint at actors who have continued to do this (sexually harass) to younger actresses and move on from them once they find a new face. In the first of the tweets, she wrote: “What defines harassment in a workplace? The fact that many industry wives/girlfriends are silent observers or instigators, when actor husbands destroy the actresses careers after the chase and flirtation is over, have them replaced with other potential targets?” She further added, “When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own. They get their chance and lose it. Makes our films on women empowerment hollow. The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening. remember the controversy breaking out. (part 1)”

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Raveena tweeted: "When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own.They get their chance and lose it. Makes our films on women empowerment hollow. The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening. remember the controversy breaking out .( part 1)"

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Raveena continued, “Sadly no witnesses or proof. So one couldn’t say. But obviously, for her this has been a life-changing incident. I’ve worked with Nana too, (Mustafa) had heard about his volatile temper, but never witnessed it. In fact, he was courteous and helpful. (part 2)” and added, “Today there is social media, a lot more information given,10 years ago mostly people would rely on the gossipy magazines which carried scandalous headlines to sell. One didn’t know the difference between reality and yellow journalism. (Part-3) #TanushreeDutta”

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Her tweet finally concluded, “It’s time witnesses came forward and stood by her, unafraid of the consequences, and let the law take its own course. We should not judge and media lynch. lets put our faith in the judiciary and let justice unfold. Innocent till proven guilty. (part4) #TanushreeDutta”. 

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As soon as Raveena’s tweets were posted, her fans took to Twitter to talk about who she hinted at, with most thinking she refers to Akshay Kumar, with whom she was linked prior to his wedding to Twinkle Khanna. 

Raveena and Akshay were once considered to be the hottest Bollywood pair, with rumours suggesting that they would also end up marrying. 

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