In a shocking statement, actress Swara Bhaskar says that sexual harassment has reached epidemic proportions in Bollywood. So much so, that it can now be considered as an ‘epidemic’.
Swara has been one of the more vocal figures from Bollywood ever since the #metoo movement began. She told IANS that she hopes to bring awareness about the issue through the film and television industry.
The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) recently announced that it would be setting up committees to tackle sexual harassment in the industry and would have actors Swara Bhaskar, Renuka Shahane and Raveena Tandon among others as members.
Talking about her role in the committee, Swara told IANS, “I am part of a sub-committee which is formed by CINTAA which will conduct a workshop regarding awareness against sexual harassment at the workplace for its members.
We have a total of 24 unions in our industry and it has more than 5 lakh members in it so we will try to work together on this front with these unions.” “When you hear about #MeToo stories then, you will realise that cases of sexual harassment at the workplace are like an epidemic. It is like a disease so, awareness regarding that is really important so through this sub-committee, we will generate awareness among our members,” said the actress, who was at The Wedding Junction Show 2018 told IANS.