A little background about me before I answer this question. I have completed my bachelors in Mass Media (Journalism) and then did my law. I had a short stint as an Entertainment Journalist, and presently, I practice in Media Laws and IPR. So, I know quite a few people and have worked with a few celebs and start-ups. During my Mass Media days, I had a professor, who along with her husband was working as an Assistant Director with a reputed Director in the film industry at that time. I remember she had once told us during a lecture, about these particular actors who act ‘sanskari’ onscreen but in real life are ‘womanisers’. Some of them need different women every day, and some require a specific type of women to be a part of their shoot always. A quick search on Quora will give you the details of these so-called family men.
Post-college a few of my friends, also started working as AD on different sets, initially they were more of a source of gossip, and we felt entertained with their news and scoop, but later on, during my stint as an Entertainment Journalist, I had actually witnessed these creepy old uncles openly approaching aspiring models. I also overheard once at a film’s launch party, how the producer had booked a few rooms in the same five-star hotel, where the party was held, for the actress of the movie to ‘entertain’ the guests. I also met Kailash Kher once at SAE Andheri, for an interview, where there were many other journalists. He called the journalist he thought was the ‘prettiest’ ahead and told all the rest that he would give the interview to her first and then we could either take notes from that or talk separately to him. She was from a reputed Hindi News Channel. I was a 19-year-old nerd – young and stupid. I thought he was giving her this exclusivity because of the big channel banner. But reality struck me when I saw that 10-minute interview, he held her hand throughout. It took me a while to understand what was going on.
The #Metoo Movement is now a revolution and a much-needed one because:
I hope this movement is taken seriously and people get back to their senses. Just a request, please do not use this momentum for your revenge.