Who’s that Veteran Who Harasses Women in Front of His Wife? Bollywood, Call Out Your Big Bad Men

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Who’s that Veteran Who Harasses Women in Front of His Wife? Bollywood, Call Out Your Big Bad Men

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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esterday, actor Imran Khan – declared missing from the big screen for more than three years – made a comeback in newspaper headlines with his comments on the sexual assault allegations against director Vikas Bahl. Khan admitted to knowing about Bahl’s misconduct for years, having heard stories that ranged from “inappropriate touching to straight up saying that if you were cast in the film, what will I get in return” from three actresses. He even revealed that like everyone else in the industry, he’s also aware of innumerable instances of sexual harassment and abuse that have been normalised for many years by the predatory culture of Bollywood.

While we appreciate Imran Khan’s honesty, we can’t seem to recount a report that mentions Khan and everyone else who says that “They knew” speaking up or taking names.  Instead they followed the golden rule of the promised land – silence.

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