Shocking and frustrating as it may sound, it seems that the MeToo movement that has brought radical changes in the American entertainment industry will have no impact on the Indian entertainment industry. As stalwarts like Mohanlal are busily trivializing the issue with their careless remarks and the more “responsible” members of the Indian entertainment industry like Farhan Akhtar are busy trying to distance themselves from the predators.
In the midst of this crisis of true solidarity comes the shocker from Priyanka Chopra and her groom-to-be Nick Jonas’s pre-wedding bash in Mumbai on Monday evening. Among the guests was writer Mushtaq Sheikh who was recently called out for sexually inappropriate behaviour by actor Rahul Raj Singh. Sheikh had gone underground since then, only to emerge at Priyanka’s bash looking more confident and cocky than ever before, posing for pictures with Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra.
Mushtaq Sheikh is wearing a blue and white shirt on the extreme right in this picture taken at the party
Sheikh is known to have very powerful friends in the entertainment industry including Ekta Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan. A guest at the party comments, “Mushtaq Sheikh was anything but low-profile at the party. The after-effects of the scandal seem to have evaporated.”