‘Manto’ director Nandita Das released a statement to reiterate her support for the #MeToo movement after allegations against her father Jatin Das surfaced.
Das, in her Facebook statement, said that beyond the importance of listening so that men and women speak up, “It is also important to be sure about allegations so as not to dilute the movement,”
As a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, I want to reiterate that I will continue to add my voice to it, despite…
Jatin Das, a painter and Padma Bhushan awardee, was accused of sexual harassment by conservationist Nisha Bora, who alleged that he molested her in his Khidki Village studio.
#MeToo One of India's most feted artists alive. Padma Bhushan recipient. My molestor. Long post alert. @IndiaMeToo and so MANY other women, starting with @Rxyxsx Thank you for so much. pic.twitter.com/a6VFC6iHys
— Nisha Bora (@NishaBora) October 16, 2018
The painter had categorically denied the accusations, calling them ‘vulgar’. In a statement to PTI, he said, “There is a game going on, some people are real, have done some things while some people are making allegations for the fun of it.”