The MeToo movement has brought a revolution in Bollywood and many actresses raised their voice against injustice. There are several cases which are yet to see judgement and justice is yet to be served. But, has it made an impact that it was intended to do?
However, Bollywood actress Radhika Apte thinks the opposite. She believes the #MeToo movement just came and went in Bollywood with many things in the industry still remaining unchanged.
During an interaction Times Network India Economic Conclave, Radhika was asked what were the things she liked or hated about the decade. She said,
Me Too movement came and went. It is disappointing. A lot of things that should've changed, have not changed. A lot of things have not come out, have not changed. That's really disappointing.- Radhika Apte
Addressing, issues about pay disparity, she mentioned nothing has changed so far.
There's no pay parity at all. We don't need to talk about pay parity like 'should this A list actress get few more crores than a male A list actor.' It's not just that. If an A list actor is getting you that sure shot three crore of money, he should be getting paid more money, talking in broader strokes. But apart from the A-lister, the rest of the cast and crew is also made up of men and women. We don't have parity there. There's no excuse to not have parity there. They don't affect your box office at all.- Radhika Apte
Giving an example, the Sacred Games actor said, "Suppose somebody plays someone's father and mother, still the father gets paid more money than the mother! There's absolutely no logic to that."
"What has changed, is a lot of women behind the camera as technicians. Directors, writers, producers, editors, cinematographers. The crew has a lot of women and that's a very good sign," she added.
The movement gained momentum after Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct. However, Nana was given a clean chit due to the lack of evidence to file a charge sheet despite filing a 'B-Summary' report.