Looks like the #MetooMovement in the film industry has garnered a different level of strength altogether. The movement started with accusations against Nana Patekar by Tanushree Dutta which gave the confidence to others to speak up against alleged predators like Vikas Bahl and Kailash Kher as well. The movement is already quite popular after receiving support from biggies like Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and so on.
However the main surprise seemed to be unfolded only now. Actor Rajat Kapoor is the latest one in the que to have been accused of harassment.
A journalist recently shared a post on Twitter, where two women had accused the actor-filmmaker of misbehaviour. One of them is a journalist who stated that while she was interviewing Rajat Kapoor on the phone, he misbehaved and asked her inappropriate sexual questions like ‘Are you as sexy as you sound?’. It didn’t end there as he allegedly also inquired about her body measurements.
Another woman narrated an incident where the actor would not stop calling her for a film’s shoot and asked her if she knew an empty house. Apparently, Rajat wanted to shoot for a film with her in an empty house.
However amidst all the allegations against different people, Rajat Kapoor is the first one to issue a statement as he took to his Twitter handle to apologise for his actions.
He wrote, “All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing.
If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words
caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my
Given the fact that Rajat Kapoor has apologized, we believe this strengthens the case of the other victims and also strengthens the #metoomovement in general.