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Aditi Rao Hydari on Me too: I did lose work for eight months because I was given a choice

In the wake of the Me Too movement, talking at an event, Aditi Rao Hydari spoke up about the whole #MeToo campaign which she was too naive once she had entered the industry. When Tanushree Dutta opened up about the Me Too movement and revived a decade-old molestation case against Nana Patekar, very little did she understand that this movement goes to explode in Bollywood. Soon after, a number of women came to get into the open, naming and shaming their sexual predators. Alongside Nana Patekar, plenty of prominent personalities were suspect of sexual misconduct like Sajid Khan, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Jatin Das, and Subhash Ghai, among others. After Tanushree Dutta’s account of Me Too, plenty of B-town celebs supported the accusers and Aditi Rao Hydari had to take to Twitter to put in writing a cryptic post about Me Too talking about the hypocrisy that exists within the business. Aditi wrote, “Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy… People who are clearly guilty of major harassmentgiving gyaan on the #MeTooIndia movement…” though Aditi didn’t name any person she blatantly observed towards the hypocrisy of the people during this industry. Recently, the London Paris New York actress spoke about the whole Me Too campaign at India Today Conclave South 2018 and she faced about losing work because of #MeToo and spoke about the results she baby-faced once she was new within the business and was asked to chose between ‘this or this’. Aditi said, “I was extra naive when I joined the industry. There was an incident that did not harm me so much, but it still had an impact on me. I had to make a choice, and obviously, for me, the choice was clear. I chose not to submit. I did not find work for eight months. I snapped out of it. Today, I’m working with people I want to work with.”But Aditi Rao feels that people should not be forced to talk unless they are prepared as a result of “If you force people to talk, you are turning the instant on its head.” Though she is happy that accusers are coming out within the open however she feels that girls mustn’t be forced to talk up against the Me Too movement and post the accusations, things are starting to change however Aditi feels that though people are aware however this is often simply the start and a lot of groundwork must be done. Aditi says, “People are more aware, but there needs to be more conversation. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The groundwork needs to be done and it’s important for people to take steps.”

On the work front, Aditi Rao Hydari was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.