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Sushmita Sen has been away from the big screen for a while, but she is looking for the right project to come back with

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Actress Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994, says nothing has changed since the time she won the title except for the years gone by.
Sushmita Sen had won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994. Wikimedia commons

Former Miss universe Sushmita Sen is proud of the women who have spoken up about their unsavoury experiences, as a result of the MeToo movement. She says now is the time to listen, believe and let justice prevail.

Sushmita Sen interacted with the media at the Bombay Times Fashion Week here on Sunday.

She said she doesn’t find the revelations coming up in context of the MeToo movement shocking at all as people were aware of these things for long.

“It is going to be shocking every single time, but we are also not ignorant people. It’s not like we didn’t know these things were happening in India and in the world. I think what is more shocking that we did not listen to it for so long and that we didn’t do anything about it. This is the start, and you have to listen, believe and let justice prevail,” Sushmita said.

Asked to comment on the movement which is gaining momentum in India and if this is the right time for it, Sushmita said: “The right moment was when women were born. It is not today or tomorrow. But even if we are delayed, I am still very proud of everyone.

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Tanushree Datta Started the MeToo Movement few days back in Bollywood.

“And there is no gender bias for women alone. I think the fact that our society and our people are all standing up to express themselves and have a voice, it is so powerful. The fact that I got to see this in my lifetime, makes me very proud as a woman and a human being for my country”.

Sushmita walked as the showstopper for Neeta Lulla at the Bombay Times Fashion Week, wearing a regal yellow gown lined with fiber optics illuminating the outfit.

Commenting on her ramp presence and the special impromptu dance she performed, she said: “Life is a very beautiful gift and it is important to live it. So whether you are working, or are with your friends, you have to just live every moment and aspect of your life. And coming alive with every experience is something I believe in.

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“So when I get a chance to work where I can express myself the way I want to, then I am my best that night.”

Sushmita Sen has been away from the big screen for a while, but she is looking for the right project to come back with. (IANS)

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#MeToo: Mumbai Police Close Tanushree’s Case Against Nana Patekar

“In view of this, we shall oppose the B Summary Report and also file a writ petition before Bombay High Court,” Satpute added

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'MeToo Movement' is far bigger than me: Tanushree Dutta.

In a significant development, the Mumbai Police have filed a closure report in the alleged #MeToo sexual harassment case lodged by actress Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, a top official said here on Thursday.

“Yes, we have filed a B-Summary Report before the court,” Mumbai Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge told IANS.

The police move comes after they reportedly did not find enough evidence in the matter, virtually ending the case as they cannot continue further investigations.

Dutta’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute said that they would challenge the police move in the matter.

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#MeToo strikes where virtue means lack Of opportunity. Flickr

“If the police file any B or C classification of Summary Report, that cannot be final. We shall oppose it before the court. After hearing, if the court is satisfied, then it can again direct the police to re-investigate,” Satpute told IANS.

He accused the police of conducting a shoddy probe in the entire matter, not recording the statements of many other witnesses, but relying on the evidence of only “one or two” witnesses in a bid to protect the accused.

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“In view of this, we shall oppose the B Summary Report and also file a writ petition before Bombay High Court,” Satpute added.

Dutta had lodged the complaint against Patekar in September 2018 accusing him of allegedly sexually harassing her over a decade ago, in 2008 during a shoot, but he (Patekar) had stoutly denied the charges levelled by her. (IANS)