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Truth will prevail: Nandita Das on #MeToo allegations against father

17 Oct 2018 | 1:28 PM

MUMBAI: Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, whose father - artist Jatin Das - has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, says while she will continue to add voice to the #MeToo movement, she believes the truth will prevail in the "disturbing allegations" against the Padma Bhushan recipient.

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Mumbai, October 17

Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, whose father -- artist Jatin Das -- has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, says while she will continue to add voice to the #MeToo movement, she believes the truth will prevail in the "disturbing allegations" against the Padma Bhushan recipient.

"As a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, I want to reiterate that I will continue to add my voice to it, despite the disturbing allegations made against my father, which he has categorically denied," Nandita posted on Facebook.

"I have maintained from the very start that this is the time we all need to listen, so that women (and men) feel safe to speak up. At the same time, it is also important to be sure about allegations so as not to dilute the movement. I am touched by the number of people - friends and strangers - who are concerned and are trusting my integrity. I do believe truth will prevail. And that is all I have to say on this matter," she added.

Conservationist Nisha Bora on Tuesday accused Jatin Das of sexually harassing her at his Khidki village studio in 2004. Das refuted the allegation as "ridiculous and vulgar".

The #MeToo movement in India has been on a rise with victims of sexual harassment from all walks of life voicing their stories. Nandita has been vocal about urging women to speak up against any such unsavoury experiences that they have faced at their work place. IANS

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Aishwarya Rai hopes people get more aware about cancer

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MUMBAI: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who supported a Women’s Cancer Initiative (WCI) event here, says people generally need to be more aware about the disease as early detection can give them a better chance at a cure.

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Truth will prevail: Nandita Das on #MeToo allegations against father

17 Oct 2018 | 9:21 PM

MUMBAI: Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, whose father—artist Jatin Das—has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, says while she will continue to add voice to the #MeToo movement, she believes the truth will prevail in the "disturbing allegations" against the Padma Bhushan recipient.

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Writer Varun Grover denies #MeToo allegation via open letter

16 Oct 2018 | 7:24 PM

MUMBAI: Writer Varun Grover, who has been accused of touching a junior inappropriately while studying at Banaras Hindu University in 2001, on Tuesday sought "closure" via an open letter in which he calls the allegation a "baseless fabrication".

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16 Oct 2018 | 12:27 PM

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16 Oct 2018 | 10:55 AM

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Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar

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16 Oct 2018 | 10:40 AM

MUMBAI: Legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar, believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it.

Chris Evans clarifies rumours around Captain America

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We've to listen, believe, let justice prevail: Sushmita Sen

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16 Oct 2018 | 10:33 AM

MUMBAI: Former Miss universe Sushmita Sen is proud of the women who have spoken up about their unsavoury experiences, as a result of the MeToo movement. She says now is the time to listen, believe and let justice prevail.

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