Fatima Sana Shaikh, in an interview previously had shared how she also faced sexual harassment.The year 2018 saw a monumental shift in Bollywood as India’s #MeToo movement exploded and plenty of big names in Bollywood were accused of harassing women. Now, ‘Dangal’ actor Fatima Sana Shaikh has opened up about her ordeal regarding sexual harassment and how it can affect one’s psyche and character in general.
During one such interview to India Today, Fatima was asked if her #MeToo experience had anything to do with casting couch. She said, “It was about a personal experience. I think people have misunderstood the #MeToo movement if they restrict it only to the film industry. It’s not only ki film industry mein aisi cheez hoti hai. Har job mein hoti hai. Jo mere saath hua hai, woh bohot pehle hua hai. Aisa nahi hai ki Dangal ke time hua hai ya uske baad. It happened when I was very young. I think people assuming that it’s very current and wondering why I am not talking about it… that’s a lot of expectation. Every woman in our country has dealt with it and I’m sure not everyone wants to talk about it publicly.”
On the work front Fatima Sana Shaikh was last seen in Thugs Of Hindostan which didn’t impress the audiences and the critics much. So far, there have been no announcements about her upcoming projects.