All those who were confident that the #MeToo movement will not bring about any change and would fade away just like that, you have got it WRONG! Yash Raj Films has fired its Business Head Mr Ashish Patil, who was accused of sexual harassment last week. The survivor, who refused to be named, shared her ordeal with Zoom TV. YRF had earlier sent him on administrative leave but now, it has been officially announced that Ashish has been FIRED. The official statment from YRF reads: "Yash Raj Films terminates the services of Mr. Ashish Patil: Vice President - Brand Partnerships and Talent Management & Business and Creative Head -Y-Films, with immediate effect." #MeToo in Bollywood: Saqib Salem Shares Horrific Details of Being Sexually Harassed at The Age of 21.
Check out the statement here-
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) October 16, 2018
That's the POWERFUL impact of #MeToo. Here's expecting many more such predators being put to shame in the coming days.
The #MeToo movement, is gaining momentum with several actors opening up about it with each passing day. Among those who have been accused so far are Vicky Bahl, Varun Grover, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan and many more. A few women filmmakers have decided to not work with those proven guilty. That in itself is a big change. Some of the names include - Meghna Gulzar, Nitya Mehra, Kirao Rao, Zoya Akhtar and many more.