Vidya Balan speaks on why women find it hard to talk about sexual exploitation
NEW DELHI - The continued string of stories relating to sexual harassment and assault cases which have been triggered by the Weinstein case have raised many voices of concern. Recently, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan shared her narrative on what she believes is the reason why women often do not speak up on sexual assaults/ harassment cases.
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Vidya said, “Women never had the courage to talk about sexual harassment as invariably the finger would be pointed back at them. Which is why, I think whether sexual harassment or rape, women have always found it difficult to talk about it. It exists in every industry. Here (in entertainment industry) it gets written about. The film industry is a part of the society. Here it gets amplified and that is the only difference. In the West, it has happened to powerful and successful people and they did not do anything about it. So you think, ‘I am not the only one (facing it)’. But people have started talking, revealing things.”
Vidya continued saying "It exists in every industry. Here, in entertainment industry it gets written about. The film industry is a part of the society. Here it gets amplified and that is the only difference. In the West, it has happened to powerful and successful people and they did not do anything about it. So you think, 'I am not the only one (facing it)'. But people have started talking, revealing things."
On the work front, Vidya's new movie 'Tumhari Sulu' will be releasing on 17th November, 2017.
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