In a remarkable move, 11 powerful women filmmakers have come together and pledged to not work with proven offenders in the Indian film industry. Alankrita Shrivastava, Gauri Shinde, Kiran Rao, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Nitya Mehra, Reema Kagti, Ruchi Narain, Shonali Bose and Zoya Akhtar issued an open letter on Sunday, lending their support to the #MeToo movement in the country.
“We are in complete solidarity with the women who have come forward with honest accounts of harassment and assault. Our respect and admiration to them as their courage has started a revolution of welcome change,” the circular read.
Read the entire statement below:
This comes in the backdrop of #MeToo allegations that have shaken the media and entertainment industry. Sajid Khan, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat are among those who have been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. Nath has been accused of rape by director Vinta Nanda.