Deepika Padukone says, 'why are cricketers not asked about #MeToo?'

The #MeToo movement broke in India last year in October when actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Many other renowned names in the Bollywood industry were exposed as the movement caught the pace. Anu Mallik, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher were a few names that came up as a result of the movement. In a recent interview, Deepika Padukone was asked about the movement and her experiences as a part of the Bollywood industry.

Deepika was asked to narrate her own experiences and observations with respect to the #MeToo movement in Bollywood to which the actress responded questioning back that why aren’t sports personalities ever being asked the same question. She said that she has never seen any cricketer or sports person being asked about the subject but she sees the same question being asked to every actor.  Deepika further stated that sexual harassment is not just prevalent in the film industry but everywhere and it needs to be recognised and be taken care of in all working spaces.

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The actress also added that she is not in a place to say if she would expose herself to the forum. She asked why are only the actors subjected to such questions and not the others. Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika is all charged up for her upcoming film Chhapaak, where she plays an acid attack survivor. The film is slated to release in January 2020. The actress will also be seen sharing the screen space with husband Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s sports drama ’83’ release in April 2020.

I always felt like cinema is what I was meant to do, says Deepika Padukone