The #Metoo movement may have quietened a bit but that hasn’t stopped women from speaking their minds. The industry is running scared after scores of women opened up about the sexual harassment they suffered at the hands of filmmakers and actors. While some people like Vikas Bahl, Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan have had to step down from their projects after being named and shamed, others have been busy fighting off allegations.
One brave model who has spoken up is Diandra Soares who exposed the lewd behaviour of columnist and socialite Suhel Seth. Seth’s reputation suffered a lot, thanks to the accusations and he has lost out on a consultation with Tata Group.
However, Diandra hasn’t stopped yet. Recently, in another interview, the sultry model questioned none other than Amitabh Bachchan over his silence on the movement. She even questioned his reaction to Tanushree Dutta’s allegations. Earlier, when asked about the Tanushree-Nana Patekar fight, Big B had quipped, “Neither is my name Tanushree nor is it Nana, how can I answer the question?” Evidently, he was not willing to take sides. Amitabh Bachchan’s response was criticised on social media.
Now, Diandra, without mincing any words, asks, “I want to know why the silence. I want to ask him and I will do it point blank. I know him and I have met him. I know his daughter-in-law (Aishwarya Rai) very well, his kids are brought up very well, he has a granddaughter he has a lot of women in the family, and I want to know why the silence? And your statement? Really? That’s the statement you gave out.” Diandra even took a sly dig at the actor for acting in a film like Pink which dealt with sexual harassment yet not speaking out against it in real life.
Also in the target of firing was Karan Johar who hasn’t spoken anything about the movement. “You opened your show saying ‘Girl Power’ and I have got two actresses to open the show, should we give you an award for that? … Do you even understand the meaning of the word ‘girl power’? “
She added that she had lost respect for men in the industry after all the revelations have come out.
What do you think of Diandra’s outburst?