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'Me Too' has been hijacked by some: Vishal

Saturday, November 10, 2018 • Telugu Comments

Me Too has been hijacked by some: Vishal

Vishal has opened up on the Me Too movement in the film industry.  Talking to a news agency, the 'Pandem Kodi-2' actor has got frank and forthright.  

"#MeToo started off with the best of intentions of exposing sexual predators. But somewhere, the movement has been hijacked by some amount of self-interest. We have come to a stage when anyone who has an axe to grind, maybe a role that was denied or a project that was promised and never fulfilled, coming forward to take revenge. It has come to a stage where I feel I may wake up to hear my name being maligned. This atmosphere of distrust, suspicion and fear must stop," Vishal says.  

"There is a difference between exploitation and a consensual relationship. I have dated a couple of girls from the film industry. It doesn't mean I have exploited them," he observes.

"We are working towards ensuring protection against sexual harassment. My new release 'Sandakozhi 2' ('Pandem Kodi-2') features two major female characters, played by Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. Both were ensured complete safety. When my films are shot, I will ensure the women are looked after well. We need to create the same comfort level for women in cinema across the country," he notes.

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