MeToo India has taken B-Town by storm. One after the other, women are coming up with their stories of facing sexual harassment.
It all began with Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and then a photojournalist sharing her account of facing humiliation at the hands of renowned singer Kailash Kher. Now, it has spread further ahead and affected the superhit Netflix show Sacred Games after its writer Varun Grover got accused of sexual harassment.
MeToo India and Sacred Games Season 2
According to media reports Sacred Games may not return for a season 2, due to allegations of the sexual harassment on writer Varun Grover.
Grover who is a popular B-Town writer and also a stand-up comedian has denied the allegations against him. He issued a detailed statement on Twitter and answered every single bit of accusation calling it a mere fabrication.
Grover said, “I completely, totally, categorically deny all the allegations being made. The screenshot in question is untrue, misleading and defamatory to say. Issuing a detailed statement soon.”
Varun also repeatedly asked people if they tried to investigate who the person was leveling accusation against him by seeking the answers of few questions.
Phantom Films and Sacred Games
Sexual allegations against Varun Grover are not the only reason for uncertainty prevailing the release of Sacred Games. Directors of the series Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have also dissolved Phantom Films, after knowing that their partner Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment.
It is to be noted that many B-Town celebrities including Arjun Kapoor and Imran Khan opined that Vikas Bahl had the reputation of sexually harassing women.
Well, the Phantom Films doesn’t have a direct link to Sacred Games, except that its owner is director of the series which stars Saif Ali Khan, Nawazudin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte.
MeToo India and Its Impact
South Asian society is strongly trapped in clutches of patriarchy than European and American one. So, there is a greater need to address the issue of sexual harassment and male dominance in sub-continent. While MeeToo India may have a shocking impact in short-run, in a long run it will help bring gender equality and bring a society inclusive of women. It may help people understand how women are still vulnerable to attacks of sexual predators even in the twenty-first century and how their weakness is considered their sin.
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