With the Me Too movement, we have all become more aware: Ajay Devgn on women security in the film industry


It was September 2018 when the #MeToo movement shot up in India and spread across all over the Bollywood industry. Several artists were accused of #MeToo and in the wake of the movement, a lot seemed to have changed. Recently Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn spoke about the ongoing movement and how it has brought in a change in the industry.

When asked about how things have changed on his film sets and also in his production company, Ajay told a leading daily, "Everyone in the film industry has become very careful with issues about women’s safety, especially in the office environment. There’s been an increase in the collective consciousness around this subject. Perhaps, and I am merely guessing here, we were ignorant about these issues earlier on, but with the #MeToo movement, we’ve all become more aware. I feel the movement has ushered in a lot of positive changes in the film industry, but going ahead, we should be careful that this platform should also not be misused."

[caption id="attachment_210443" align="aligncenter" width="647"] File photo of Ajay Devgn[/caption]

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He further added, "The first thing that we’ve done at all our offices and companies, is that we’ve trained our staff about sexual harassment and code of conduct. There can be times when a person says something, and they don’t mean any harm, but it comes across as something else. So, to ensure that such problems don’t crop up in the future, we have sensitized all our staff members and everyone knows about their limits and code of conduct.”

[caption id="attachment_215665" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Ajay Devgn with Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh and Indra Kumar[/caption]

On the work front, Ajay is currently busy attending promotional events for his upcoming film Total Dhamaal which also stars Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Riteish Deshmukh and is slated to release on February 22.

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