Mumbai– Actress Sayani Gupta has come forward in support of the ongoing ‘MeToo’ campaign through a short video which sheds light on how women need to speak up against sexual harassment.
‘MeToo’ is a global campaign on social media, with women from different quarters and corners of the world sharing their tryst with sexual harassment.
The video has a song titled “Make it happen” with a motive to empower and encourage people suffering in life, read a statement.
The song has been sung by Paula while the video has been directed by Sarang Sathe.
“With the recent ‘MeToo’ campaign that has bombarded the internet, one thing is surely out in the open, that there is no exception to harassment. Every girl in India gets harassed at some point in their lives and mostly multiple times, irrespective of class, milieu, social strata and age,” Sayani said.
The actress shed light on the fact that it is not just women, who are sexually exploited but men also go through the same ordeal at some point in life.
“Lots of young boys also face similar situations. But unfortunately we, as society tend to shove it under the carpet, maintain a hush hush around it and are even advised by our families in many cases, to not make a hue and cry about it and just endure it silently. This needs to stop now,” said the “Jolly LLB 2” actress.
“We will not be silent. We will not be a quiet spectator of harassment whether it happens to us or someone else. Whether it happens in the streets, in buses, trains, on the footpath, our homes, at our workplace, we cannot let it continue to happen.” (IANS)