Tanushree Dutta to feature in a short film that deals with sexual harassment in Bollywood
On International Women’s Day (March 8), a new short film called Inspiration, directed by Atul Bhalla, will be released online. Featuring Tanushree Dutta, it will speak of stories of sexual harassment in Bollywood. It also features Ishani Sharma and Taranjeet Kaur.
Speaking to Mid Day about the project, Tanushree said: “It deals with the issue of wilful exploitation of young newcomers in showbiz or any other field where they don’t have mentors or guidance.” Explaining further if it will talk of a true episode, she simply said: “It is a new format where reality meets fiction.” She shot for the film during her stay in Mumbai last year.
Talking about how the project came about, she said that she was approached by an online content platform, which has also produced the film. She plays the guardian angel, who inspires girls to make the right decision.
She claims that she wrote the dialogues, inspired by her own insight and understanding on the matter.
It may be recalled that last year Tanushree started the #MeToo movement when she called out Nana Patekar for sexual harassment on the set of her 2009 film, OK Horn Pleassss. The aftermath was that a number Bollywood biggies like Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Rajkumar Hirani, Alok Nath, Anu Malik and Kailash Kher were accused of sexual misconduct.
Meanwhile, Tanushree was invited as a guest speaker to Harvard Business School. The special session was curated by journalist Pankaj Pachauri. A video clip of him introducing Tanushree to the audience is online.
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