Tanushree Dutta: ‘Bigg Boss and Me? Are You Joking?’

Tanushree Dutta who is credited with bringing the #Metoo movement to India scoffs at rumours about her Bigg Boss plans
Tanushree Dutta: ‘Bigg Boss and Me? Are  You Joking?’
Tanushree Dutta

There are  loud whispers  afloat in the entertainment industry that Tanushree Dutta, pioneer of the MeToo movement in India, would be entering the Bigg Boss house. But Tanushree completely debunks the  rumour,  saying, “Are you serious?? Bigg Boss?? Come on now…Surely my aspirations are  different now, when I seem to have triggered off  a long-due movement against harassment in work places.”

How does  it feel  to be called  the pioneer  of  the MeToo movement in India ? Says Tanushree, “It's surreal to actually see things shake up.And not just support on paper and  lip service. People coming forward with zeal and passion and purpose and knocking out old outdated opinions. I wouldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen when I took that flight from New Jersey  to Mumbai to spend time in my country.”

How does she  react  to the opinion that  she is  doing this for publicity? “Oh really? Did I orchestrate  this  amazing movement  in  our country? Wow! Let the  nasty tongues  wag. I am happy to be a part  of something so staggeringly revolutionary.”

Supporters  of Nana Patekar say  he  does an enormous amount of  charitable work. Tanushree laughs off  these claims as  mere publicity. “What  charity work? All this philanthropy is naam ke vaaste. Celebrities  from  the entertainment  business lend their names to charitable  works, and  do nothing else. I actually work with cancer patients. But I don’t  talk about it. Besides, how  does philanthropy exempt an  individual from charges   of  misconduct?

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