Kangana Ranaut has always been very vocal about Bollywood not always treating her right.
The Manikarnika actress recently opened up about how she's been harassed on film sets:
"Harassment happens on many levels. So many times on sets, I wasn’t sexually harassed, but some people had ego issues. It wouldn’t come under #MeToo but it was still harassment," she explained.
"Things like making me wait on set for six hours, willingly giving me wrong call time to make me stand, always giving me the wrong set of dates so I’m missing out on opportunities and then cancelling the schedule last minute by these heroes. Ganging up on me and not inviting me to film events, launching trailers without me and then someone else dubbed for me without even telling me, which is violating the basic right of taking permission from an actor.”
Going forward, she believes we need to make the workplace feel safer for actors through policy and change.
She shared: “On film sets, there have to be strict rules and strict action should be taken. Things can’t be solved on a personal level or behind closed doors. Things should be taken to authority and immediate action is the need of the hour. When anyone raises concern, people, director, producer or anyone needs to solve it. We need to become more sensitive about these things."
Ranaut adds that men are frightened post the #MeToo movement gaining steam in India.
“People are scared, obviously and they should be. Men are scared in the industry. This isn’t going to stop. We need to come to a point where they are scared. All the talks of ‘what if women lose work’ should stop. I believe there’s no life without dignity. You shouldn’t worry about raising your voice," said the Queen star.
Kangana will be next seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which releases on January 25.