Actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta, who spearheaded the #MeToo movement in India, has been invited by the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts to speak at one of its flagship events.
She herself announced the news on social media. Tanushree wrote on Instagram: “Invited to speak at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. India Conference 2019 on February 16, a flagship event organised by the graduate students of Harvard Business school and Harvard Kennedy School.” (sic)
In October 2018, Tanushree recounted an old accusation she made against actor Nana Patekar for alleged sexual harassment on the sets of their 2008 film Horn OK Pleasssss. Her case led the #MeToo wave in India as it opened the floodgates for numerous other women from every walk of life to come forward with their stories of facing sexual harassment at the hands of the powerful men.
After sparking the revolutionary movement in India, Tanushree returned to the US earlier this year and resumed life as it was before the #MeToo movement saw her in the midst of media attention.
She also recently spoke out in support of actress Kangana Ranaut, who’s ousting people from the industry for not supporting in the entire Manikarnika debacle.
In her open letter to Kangana, Tanushree has written that Bollywood isn’t showing any sympathy for Kangana because most of them are ‘intimidated ‘ by her talent. She has also praised Kangana for standing alone and finding her own path of success without being in the good books of the industry people.
Here’s what Tanushree has said, “Kangana Ranaut is a bonafide A++ list actress. Why the extra plus? Because she is the only one who made it to the top of her game in Bollywood without the nagging support and recommendation of A- list male stars, without a high profile surname or an unrealistically perfect, pure and pious facade that most Bollywood actresses seem to wear on and off screen. Besides being a powerhouse performer she has truly set an example of someone who has made a unique and celebrated place for herself in an industry tough to conquer for an outsider. This Damsel has truly made it all the way despite all the distress; leaving the frat boys club of Bollywood and their dames twiddling their thumbs in abject contempt for her success. Kangana, they don’t support you because they are intimidated by your talent, they hate your guts and their brawny thick muscle brains can’t seem to figure out for the love of sweet bejesus how on earth you made it this far without them!! They think they are Gods and it’s blasphemy to acknowledge that you shouldered a multimillion-dollar film on your own. With Manikarnika’s success, you have hit them on their softest spot and it will take them some time to recover. They will come around eventually…they have to or else they run the risk of being irrelevant.”