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#MeToo Movement: Diandra Soares questions Amitabh Bachchan’s silence, asks Karan Johar if he knows the meaning of “girl power”

In the on-going #MeToo movement in India, several women from different walks of life came forward with their stories of sexual harassment and pinned down sexual predators. Former 'Bigg Boss' contestant and model, Diandra Soares was one of the many who opened up about her #MeToo moment and accused Suhel Seth of sexual harassment. Since she first came out about her story, she has gone on record to speak more about the incident and the movement sweeping across the nation at large. In her latest interview, with Zoom, Diandra questioned why Amitabh Bachchan is “silent” and even took a jibe at Karan Johar asking him if he knew the meaning of “girl power.”

Hitting out at Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan for his statement, Diandra asked, “I want to know why the silence." She expressed her disappointment citing that after making a powerful film like ‘Pink’and went about promoting it, she questioned why there has not been a questioning at top levels. “I want to ask him, and I’ll do it point blank. I know him, and I have met him, I know his daughter in law very well, his kids are brought up very well, he has a granddaughter, he has a lot of women in the family, and I want to know why the silence? And your statement? Really? That’s the statement you gave out,” she said.

For the uninitiated, the actress was referring to a statement the actor released on his birthday after facing heat from actress Tanushree Dutta – who initiated the #MeToo movement in India; and from the media, after he refused to comment about the same during a film promotion. Taking a jibe at Karan Johar for playing the “girl power” card on his chat show, she asked, “You opened your show saying girl power and I have got two actresses to open the show, should we give you an award for that? Do you want a little crown or a sachet? Because it is not such a big deal. You said the words girl power, do you even understand the meaning of the word girl power?"

Rachel White, also on the chat show, picked up on Jackie Shroff’s recent statement and interpreted that it only meant that people need to let go of their morals to get a movie. Talking about her own experience, she said, “I don’t think Sajid Khan wanted to work with me or intended to work with any of the women he has called to his house. I told him that I am mentally not prepared for this and I went back and told that this is what happened and I am freaked out but I didn’t think I intended to work with him either. So, it is not about getting a film, I myself had walked out. If I had wanted to do the film, I would have laid down there and not walked out.”

Picking up where Rachel left off, Diandra bashed Jackie for his statement, "Why are people having this immense interest in watching what others are doing? It's an unfortunate thing happening at the moment." Saying she had lost all respect for the actor, she asked where his wife was washing their dirty laundry and motioned him to look into his own house before advising others about what should be done.

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