Raveena Tandon, Swara Bhaskar to become members of CINTAA committee

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 18, 2018, 03.50 PM(IST)

File photo of Swara Bhaskar (left) and Raveena Tandon (right) Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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General Secretary of CINTAA Sushant Singh said they have sent emails to the concerned people to join the committee. 

CINTAA (Cine artists and TV association) announced to include actresses Sawara Bhaskar and Raveena Tandon in the committee to be set up to tackle the issues related to sexual harassment in Bollywood.

In an interview with ANI, General Secretary of CINTAA Sushant Singh said they have sent emails to the concerned people to join the committee. 

''Swara Bhaskar approached us, she is a member. She was working on this issue independently, very methodically. When we met her we realized we were on the same page. We are planning to set up a sub-committee which will focus on sexual harassment awareness,'' said Sushant Singh, general secretary of CINTAA.    

"It includes Swara and lawyer Vrinda Grover who will take a session for the industry. PoSH will also pitch in and counselling sessions, awareness workshops and symposiums will be held," Singh added.

CINTAA is taking the issue very seriously and is making equally strict efforts to tackle the problem of sexual harassment.

 "We need to define punishment for what one has done. As a trade union, we can only expel such people from associations. But as an industry, we need to think,'' said Singh.

He also said that the committee needs to have strong members and that those found guilty should be boycotted from the industry. "The committee should be so strong that if someone is held guilty, proven wrong or is a repeat offender, no one should employ them. We will be coordinating with producers because they are the employers. We need to create such an atmosphere.''

Singh further stressed the decision of the committee should be taken in such a way that no one in the industry should work to support the offender.