In Bollywood, 2018 will be remembered for two things- one fat, opulent and breathtaking celebrity weddings and second the #MeToo movement that rocked many out of their reverie and deposed many from their pedestals. However, unlike Hollywood, where the sexual allegations and harassment accusations were treated with seriousness and the authorities got involved, in India other than a few cases almost all of them were trial by social media and not by the judiciary. After creating a lot of noise the movement is slowly fading away and dying a slow death.
Sonam Kapoor who was one of the first ones to raise her voice and lend support to the #MeToo movement spearheaded by Tanushree Dutta in an interview to an entertainment portal told that the #MeToo movement has been trivialized. She said, “Ya, we are definitely trivializing it (Me Too movement). If you have to, you have to do it with a lot of thought. And you have to do it...because it's become watered down now. It's all gone and unfortunately, it is the way it is. We need to be a little more careful about the accusation and articles. The media doesn't realize how powerful it can be.”
She said that the movement has been watered down. Sonam’s film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga released on February 1 and the actor who plays a homosexual character in the film is receiving accolades for her decision to take up the challenging role and breaking the stereotype.