Yesteryear actress Amrita Singh, who would have scornfully laughed at #MeToo back in her day and firmly dealt with any sexual harassment by a lusty co-star in her own rough-and-ready way, is not taking any chances with her debutant daughter Sara Ali Khan, however.
The fierce and proud Mama, whose stunningly attractive daughter is making her debut in the Karan Johar-Rohit Shetty action film Simmba starring Ranveer Singh, knows all about Bollywood’s sexual predators. And her advice to Sara has been to talk openly about it if she feels anything is wrong.
Talking to PeepingMoon.com after Tanushree Dutta went to the press and then police with her allegations of sexual abuse on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss by Nana Patekar in 2008, Amrita said of the can of worms that had opened, “It’s a very sad state for women in the industry. But I’m glad they are coming out. It’s brave of them. The industry should collectively voice its opinion against the men who have misbehaved with women in any capacity. These sexual predators ought to be punished.”
That Amrita is fiercely protective of her daughter is known in Bollywood. When Sara was reportedly under consideration for Dharma Productions’ romcom sequel Student of The Year 2, Amrita is believed to have warned the filmmakers that her daughter would not do the bikini scenes her role apparently demanded.
She is also supposed to have sent a strong message to Sushant Singh Rajput on the sets of Kedarnath where the poor actor was only attempting to make newbie Sara comfortable. So there’s no telling how Amrita would react if Sara found herself in a #MeToo situation. “I have told Sara to be open about whatever’s wrong,” Amrita Singh reiterated.