In the 10th annual Women in the World summit, Priyanka Chopra Jonas spoke about the sexual harassment and MeToo movement in Bollywood.
A few months back #MeToo campaign started with Tanushree Dutta’s accusation to Nana Patekar regarding sexual harassment. After that many women came forward and accused many big celebrities of Bollywood like Sajid Khan, Anu Malik, Alok Nath,
At the summit, while asking Priyanka, whereas she also has faced sexual harassment or not? She replied, “I think every woman in this room has faced sexual harassment and sexual harassment has become a norm with women.”
“Now because of the support we are giving each other, people don’t have the power to shut us down. And that’s an incredibly powerful thing to see. Now if I have a story, I don’t feel I’m alone anymore. And I’m not ashamed of that.” She added.
When she was asked in the context of the MeToo campaign, whether it had the same impact as Hollywood or not?
She said, “There is still a period of time where women found the courage to speak up the thing that they had not spoken up. They are incredible women that stood up and took on men in a very patriarchal country. That takes an incredible amount of courage.”
“There are so many other stories that do get shushed and that do get shut down because it is patriarchal. We always had a voice, nobody heard us.” She added.
Apart from the MeToo topic Priyanka also spoke about her family and married life. How her father and mother raised her to be an independent child.