Indian TV actress Chahatt Khanna calls MeToo movement ‘a fashion trend’
Many from entertainment industries, regardless of region, nodded at the severity of sexual harassment incidents when women began emerging on the front line with their respective narratives a few years ago.
However, Indian TV actor Chahatt Khanna is recent who differs in opinion, says she has been careful by simply saying no to opportunities that demanded sexual favours.
Khanna claims to have returned to Bollywood after casting couch has lost its influence in the industry.
“Casting couch existed on a very large scale.” Claiming that she said no, she said, “I didn’t go for it, which is why I was doing TV.”
Responding to why she didn’t speak out during the Me Too movement, Chahatt called it a ‘fashion trend’.
“Some of them also took cheques and kept quiet. This was a phase. It was like a fashion trend. Whosoever encashed, encashed. Whosoever didn’t, didn’t,” she said.
“I know many actresses who chose to not speak. But let me tell you that there were quite a few actors whose names should have surfaced but did not. Agar suffering hoti hai, then why wait for a platform like Me Too?”, she mentioned in a recent interview.
On the work front, she will appear in Prassthanam, featuring alongside Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Satyajeet Dubey and Amyra Dastur.