Indian Singer Kailash Kher Also Faces Accusation of Sexual Harassment

Kailash Kher

So the wave of MeToo has reached Bollywood as actresses and female journalists are opening up about their gruesome experiences of sexual harassment. It’s not been so long since Tanushree Dutta revealed about her co-star Nana Patekar harassing her on the sets of a film that now a female journalist also has accused a B-town celebrity who is the famous singer Kailash Kher.

The sad thing is that not many people expected Teri Deewani singer as a MeToo villain.

Kailash Kher Facing Accusation of Sexual Harassment

An Indian photojournalist Natasha Hemrajani wrote a long Twitter thread to tell how the singer Kailash Kher and former Big Boss contestant Zulfi Syed harassed her, reported Times of India.

According to the said Twitter thread, Natasha, while being on an assignment by Hindustan Times to interview Kailash Kher visited the singer at his residence with a female colleague, where he tried to touch her inappropriately. She later asked her colleague to share such an experience in the interview, but she refused to do so, saying that paper wouldn’t publish it.

The Case of Zulfi Syed

Natasha also narrated the whole story of how the model and Big Boss contestant Zulfi Syed harassed her when she was covering an event on a cruise ship. She elaborated that it all began with a kiss which she didn’t decide to take further but Zulfi tried to force her, and she escaped his attempt by deceiving him.

The journalist also talked about how she thought of sharing the same story via media, but her colleagues and other models didn’t encourage her because she was more likely to be blamed for inviting Zulfi’s attention towards her.

MeToo Wave in Bollywood

The male-dominant Bollywood that already lacks stories depicting powerful female characters has finally got attention for how it shows respect towards the women workers. The Indian film industry of which Bollywood is the major part is already infamous for the gender pay gap which has emerged as one of the critical issues women in 2018 are facing.

Singer Kailash Kher and Nana Patekar are the big names of this industry. Shockingly, till now no big star including Khans and Kapoors have said much on the industry’s MeToo movement. It seems that what women go through on sets and how their fellow female actresses are treated is not such a big issue for them. But with the passage of time, when more women will come forward about their experiences, the society will need to review whether its respect towards women needs to go beyond ladies’ first rule or not.

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