Taapsee Pannu opens up on #MeToo movement

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 09, 2018, 11.44 AM(IST)

Taapsee Pannu. Photograph:( Pinterest )

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 "I think it should have started then and when. I am happy that it has at least started; people are coming out in the open, talking about it and names being taken. I am happy it`s happening," said Taapsee Pannu. 

'Pink' actress Taapsee Pannu said that she is happy that #MeToo movement is doing its rounds in India.

"I think it should have started then and when. I am happy that it has at least started; people are coming out in the open, talking about it and names being taken. I am happy it`s happening," said Taapsee Pannu. 

She further said, ''Every country including ours should wake up to realise that women are an important part of the society and they need to be respected equally. I think that is what needs to be done."

Apart from the star, Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development also expressed her elation on #MeToo movement but hoped that the campaign "won`t go out of control" and said, ''This is in the sense that we target people who have offended us in some way. But, on the whole, I think women are responsible."

#MeToo campaign started in Hollywood last year. It commenced when The New York Times and The New Yorker published stories of sexual abuse and assault against women by those in power including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The movement has now reached Bollywood with women telling their stories of assault and abuse by men in power. It started with Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of a 2008 film. 

(With agency inputs)