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On #MeToo allegation, Chetan Bhagat apologises on Facebook

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shifa Khan | Updated on: 08 Oct 2018, 12:14:32 AM
Chetan Bhagat, Indian author Chetan Bhagat, #MeToo, Tanushree Dutta, Nana Patekar, Kangana Ranaut, Vikas Bahl: Image: Instagram

New Delhi:

Amid Tanushree Dutta Nana Patekar controversy row, in yet another #MeToo moment, a woman recently accused renowned Indian author, Chetan Bhagat, of harassment while sharing her conversation with him on social media. The screenshot shared by the journalist shows Bhagat asking how he can “woo” her because she is “sweet and cute and funny and a nice human being”.

The author says he wants to woo her and ignores the woman’s protests that he is married. 

Soon after the issue caught fire, Bhagat released a statement on Facebook, saying he wanted to “apologise to the person concerned”, said he had felt “a strong connection” with her, and added he may have “misread the friendliness”. He wrote he was sharing what he had told his wife, and added, “I am really sorry to person concerned. The screenshots, are of course real, and I am sorry if you felt they were wrong I hope you will accept my apology.

In the post, the 'Two States' writer made an apology to his wife, Anusha, and the woman. Although, He mentioned in his post that there was no sexual intention to the exchange. Read his post here:

After actor Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on a film set, many in the entertainment and media industry have been called out in such cases.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, has accused Queen director Vikas Bahl of molestation. The actress said that the director bragged about having casual sex with a new partner every other day. “He'd bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair.” Revealed Kangana.

Since #Metoo campaign initiated, scores of women from various fields have taken to the social media platform to speak about the sexual harassment they have faced over the years. Likewise, dirty secrets of many are coming out in public. 

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First Published : 07 Oct 2018, 04:22:12 PM