#MeToo Movement in India Might Take Longer to Affect Us, Thanks To Cat Fights By A-Listers Like Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor. (Photo Credits: Twitter)

#MeToo movement in India has finally found a momentum, thanks to Tanushree Dutta’s explosive allegations against Nana Patekar. She gave out the details of alleged sexual harassment on the sets of 2009 film Horn Ok Pleassss, taking the name of the actor boldly. This nudge was enough for other women in the nation to come out on social media under the hashtag #MeToo movement in India. Other artists like Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and the recent one ‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl too were called out. Also, a former co-founder of Phantom films, Vikas is alleged of sexually misbehaving with the women of the industry including Kangana.

Kangana Ranaut recently opened up on how he misbehaved with her as well and how the allegations made against him by others are true. At an event, even Sonam Kapoor was asked to comment on Vikas Bahl controversy. She said, "Kangana did. Kangana being Kangana Ranaut, she says a lot of stuff. Sometimes, it’s hard to take her seriously, but I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes in.” This did not go down well with the curly haired actress.

The three-time national award-winning actress lashed out at Sonam saying, “What does she mean by saying, “it’s hard to believe Kangana” When I am sharing my me-too story, who gives her a right to judge me? So, Sonam Kapoor has the license of trusting some women and some she won’t...What makes her so unsure of my claims, I am known to be an articulate person, I have represented my country in many international summits, I am called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits, I am not known because of my dad I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade.”

You see how the movement trickled down from #metoo to nepotism in no time. While Sonam claimed that ‘it is hard to believe’ a person who spoke about the experience, Kangana made it all about Nepotism. The statements by these top female leads would have definitely made difference and encouraged other A-listers to come out with the topic. However, it is unfortunate how the subject was diluted for their own respective POVs on each other without concrete conclusion. Tanmay Bhat-Gursimran Khamba Step Away From AIB Post Social Media Backlash on Utsav Chakraborty Controversy.

Earlier, even Rakhi Sawant dismissed Tanushree Dutta’s allegations saying ‘she was high on drugs’. The movement that started on a right note, was supposed to encourage everyone (especially women) to say things that they kept inside them for long. However, the statements made by women against each other in this process is simply a pitiful sight! Whether the person is from a filmy background or not, listen to her. Even though the person says a ‘lot of stuff ‘every now and then, listen to her. Women going against each other at this very moment is the last thing one expects from the movement! After Kangana Ranaut, Another Actress Outs Vikas Bahl’s Creepy Behaviour; Says “He Forcibly Tried to Kiss Me”.

Yes, Sonam did post an explanatory post saying, “Women need to stand together! irresponsible media have misquoted me or taken my quote out of context and made other women react. All I want to say is that all I have is compassion and love for you. I’m proud of where I come from and so should every other woman or man. Let’s stand together and speak up. Let’s not pull each other down with bitterness and negativity. Love is always the answer. drawing by @stayinkspired.” But don’t you think the damage has been already done, and that the fight has managed to grab more headlines than the #MeToo confessions?