Swara was here to walk for designer Karishma Deepa Sondhi on the final day of the ongoing edition of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW).
Asked her opinion about the ongoing #MeToo movement in India, Swara said: “Have already spoken at length about it. I also tweeted my support. I think the #MeToo movement was a long time pending in India and it’s good that it has finally come out and kudos goes to all the women who are braving their past trauma and re-living it and claiming their own stories with their own names.”
Swara stressed that their stories should be heard.
“We should all listen…I am not only talking about Bollywood, I am talking about all workplace,” she added.
The #MeToo movement in India started after Tanushree in September recalled an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of “Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss” in 2008. After that, a slew of controversies surrounding Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath have emerged.
The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It led to the opening of a Pandora’s box of complaints against celebrated personalities like Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey.