Fatima Sana Shaikh, who made her Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’, recently opened up about the wave of #MeToo movement in B-Town. The actress said that she too has been a a #MeToo survivor but she also added that she doesn't want to talk about it.
“I don’t want to expose that side of my life… I’m dealing with it, speaking to people I’m close to. Just like I won’t judge those who want to share their horror stories, I expect not to be judged for not sharing mine,” Fatima was quoted as saying by the daily.
Applauding the MeToo movement for providing a platform for victims of sexual harassment, she further said, “Now sexual predators are scared of being shamed in public and shunned by the industry. For so many years we had normalised assault to such an extent that women had come to accept abuse as something that was normal.”
The #MeToo movement started last year and gathered momentum in India. Lots of actresses and models came out with their horror stories of being sexually harassed. They called out the men in power in the industry on social media, exposing the dark side of showbiz. Prominent names from the industry such as Nana Patekar, Rajkumar Hirani, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath etc came out during the movement.
On the work front, Fatima Sana Shaikh was last seen in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, which failed to live up to the expectations of the audience. She will next be seen in Anurag Basu’s untitled movie.