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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Mixing play with work

Neha Sharma, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 15, 2013
First Published: 19:05 IST(15/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:16 IST(16/1/2013)

In a first for a Bollywood film, the makers have commissioned a countrywide research on the theme of their movie.

The team of Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar, that deals with sexual harassment at workplace and stars Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh got a research agency to find out sexual behaviour in offices across six metros — Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune.

The findings for Delhi are particularly interesting and the makers agree. Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says, I was taken aback with Delhi findings. It seems promiscuity and sexual relationships are on top of peoples minds here, he says. Around 100 corporate executives were asked questions ranging from if they have been in a sexual relationship with a married colleague and whether they use their gender to get promotions. 15 % Delhiites said they had been in a relationship with a married colleague, 48 % said they had dated a colleague at work while 28 % said they have sexually fantasised about a colleague at work — the highest among all cities. 63% Delhi women said they feel more powerful in short clothes at work while 53% Delhi women said they take advantage of their looks to get work done, again the highest among all cities. 85% Delhiites said their organisation has a policy against sexual harassment. While Delhi men are most likely to get involved at work, Delhi women saw a number of activities as sexual harassment compared to other cities — sending provocative SMS, complimenting on appearance, favour colleagues on physical attributes. The makers spent Rs. 2 crore on the research.The research has broken so many myths and has given startling new revelations, says Rudradip Dutta of Viacom 18, the makers of the film.
 
What Delhi executives said 19% women in Delhi said they had worn provocative clothing at work to get  male colleagues’ attention, the highest among all cities 48% Delhiites said they have dated a colleague at their workplace,59% Delhiites said they have been infatuated by someone at their workplac, 44% Delhiites felt cracking vulgar jokes in the presence of colleagues of opposite gender is sexual harassment,63%people in Delhi said their organisation is gender neutral.

In a first for a Bollywood film, the makers have commissioned a countrywide research on the theme of their movie. The team of Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar, that deals with sexual harassment at workplace and stars Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh got  a research agency to find out sexual behaviour in offices across six metros — Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune.

The findings for Delhi are particularly interesting and the makers agree. Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says, I was taken aback with Delhi findings. It seems promiscuity and sexual relationships are on top of peoples minds here, he says. Around 100 corporate executives were asked questions ranging from if they have been in a sexual relationship with a married colleague and whether they use their gender to get promotions. 15 % Delhiites said they had been in a relationship with a married colleague, 48 % said they had dated a colleague at work while 28 % said they have sexually fantasised about a colleague at work — the highest among all cities. 63% Delhi women said they feel more powerful in short clothes at work while 53% Delhi women said they take advantage of their looks to get work done, again the highest among all cities. 85% Delhiites said their organisation has a policy against sexual harassment. While Delhi men are most likely to get involved at work, Delhi women saw a number of activities as sexual harassment compared to other cities — sending provocative SMS, complimenting on appearance, favour colleagues on physical attributes. The makers spent R2 crore on the research.The research has broken so many myths and has given startling new revelations, says Rudradip Dutta of Viacom 18, the makers of the film.
 
What Delhi executives said 19% women in Delhi said they had worn provocative clothing at work to get  male colleagues’ attention, the highest among all cities
48% Delhiites said they have dated a colleague at their workplace,59% Delhiites said they have been infatuated by someone at their workplac, 44% Delhiites felt cracking vulgar jokes in the presence of colleagues of opposite gender is sexual harassment,63%people in Delhi said their organisation is gender neutral.

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