Deepika Padukone on Tanushree controversy: “#MeToo movement is about the victory of right over wrong.”


On Friday, the power couple of the Hindi Film Industry who are rumoured to be tying a knot this November walked into the event, Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018 hand-in-hand. After the whole controversy of Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar, actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh had something to say at an event.

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When Deepika was asked about the #MeToo movement in light of allegations against Nana Patekar for harassment of actress Tanushree Dutta she said that this movement should not be about men vs women it’s about the victory of right over wrong. "For me, the #MeToo movement is not about gender. It's about the victory of right over wrong. So, anyone who faces any sort of discrimination or any sort of abuse, I think we as a people must support that person. It's not about a woman or a man or female vs male, let's not get confused in that conversation, “she spoke.

Actor Ranveer Singh who shared the dais with Deepika at this event said that it takes a lot of courage to speak publically about harassment.

Not directly addressing the controversy Ranveer Singh said, "Harassment per se, is wrong. Harassment of anyone. Women, men... Any person being harassed is wrong, whether it is in the workplace, public place, the street, at home... harassment is wrong. Right now there is something that has happened, and there are all kinds of speculations, but if it has happened, it takes a lot of courage to speak about it. You’ve been through some very disturbing experience. It takes courage to speak publicly about it. Therefore you must consider what the person is saying. But it's inconclusive yet, so we are confused about what actually happened. But if it has, it is absolutely wrong and I condemn it emphatically. It is beyond gender... Harassment of any kind. If you maliciously act against anyone, it is absolutely wrong." 

Tanushree Dutta has accused actor Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her on a film-set in 2008. Nana Patekar is denied all the accusations and has sent her a legal notice suggesting she should apologise. 

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