Malaika Arora SPEAKS on India's #MeToo movement

Malaika Arora SPEAKS on India's #MeToo movement
By: IANS
Updated: 30 Oct 2018 08:11 AM
New Delhi: The #MeToo movement has entered India, starting a conversation around making the workplace safe for all. But actress Malaika Arora feels there is more noise than actual change at the moment."I don't see too much of a change. I hear people. I think there is more noise than change," Malaika told IANS over the phone from Mumbai when asked about the change coming with the discussions around the #MeToo movement in India.

After making quite an impact in the West, the #MeToo wave has swept into Bollywood and beyond, following Tanushree Dutta recounting an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar on the sets of "Horn 'OK' Pleassss" in 2008. It has brought out many dark truths from the world of Bollywood, with women coming out to name and shame the offenders. Big names like Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath, Anu Malik and Sajid Khan have have been named for using their position to exploit the vulnerable.


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But Malaika says there is still a long way to go.  "If we are talking about this industry, one is seeing a lot (of things) happening. People are talking about it. But for actual change to happen or for people to actually sit up and do something about it and actually make movement out of it, mindset has to change and people's mindset cannot change overnight," added the mother of one.

At the moment, Malaika is seen judging and mentoring in "India's Next Top Model 4". The show is back with a new transformative and progressive theme of "More than a Face". It is aired on MTV.  She is also judging Colors TV show 'India's Got Talent'.

Malaika is in headlines these days for her rumoured relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor. There were strong speculations about their marriage but truth is that actor will get married after his sister Anshula Kapoor.

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