The Me Too movement reached its peak in India since last month and many names from the Hindi film industry came out. Celebs like Nana Patekar, Kailash Kher, Alok Nath, Anu Malik, Rajat Kapoor, Subhash Ghai and others were accused of sexual harassment by several women.
There are many Bollywood actors and directors that applauded these women for speaking up and naming their sexual predators.
In an interview with a portal recently, when Preity Zinta was asked her views on Me Too, her quotes stirred controversy as they were problematic.
The actress said, “Aaj ki Sweetu kal ki MeToo ho sakti hai (Today’s Sweetu can become tomorrow’s Me Too).” When asked if she had experienced anything like this in the film industry, she laughed and said, “No, I haven’t, I wish I had.”
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 20, 2018
Due to such comments, people bashed her on the social media for trivialising the whole Me Too movement. The actress later cleared her stand by saying that the journalist edited her Me Too statement and it was taken out of context.
The Kal Ho Naa Ho actress took to her Twitter page clearing her stand. On the post her statement reads, “To all the women out there. I’m sorry if I have unintentionally hurt your sentiments on the #MeToo movement. It’s ironic that someone who has gone through abuse, as I have has to clarify this. First I am a huge supporter of the movement and it’s unfortunate that some of my comments were taken out of context.”
“The Sweetu & MeToo comment was not mine but I was quoting a man, which implied that men are now cautious in their approach to women at work.”