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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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‘Provision for Safety’ has Increased in Industry after #MeToo Campaign: Kalki

#MeToo wave in India as it opened the floodgates for numerous other women from every walk of life to come forward with their stories

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"I think there's more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing a play. I have learnt about actors agreeing on touch before intimate scenes." Wikimedia

Actress Kalki Koechlin says she has witnessed several changes in the film indusrty after the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace gained traction in India.

“I think there’s more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing a play. I have learnt about actors agreeing on touch before intimate scenes,” Kalki told IANS over e-mail. According to the “Dev D” actress, “provision for safety” has increased.

She said: “There have been difficult conversations with men about the subject that are ongoing, I think the provision for safety has increased, as women we are demanding certain standards and productions are responding to that.”

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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. Wikimedia

The #MeToo Movement got sparked in India last October when former actress Tanushree Dutta recounted an 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.

On the work front, Kalki has recently featured in the web series “Made in Heaven” and is currently prepping up for her Tamil project called “Emma and Angel”.

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On the work front, Kalki has recently featured in the web series “Made in Heaven” and is currently prepping up for her Tamil project called “Emma and Angel”. Wikimedia

Apart from films, she is also associated with luxury brand Hidesign for her bag line. Kalki has now come up with her bag’s latest collection.

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“Each collection comes with some experience from the last and figuring where to improve and what to create next. It’s a daring collection. It’s got adventure and power in caps written all over it.”Kalki feels designing has led to enhancement in her creativity.

“You get to think about what women want (as mostly my collection is for women though I’m all for gender fluidity and hope men wear the bags too!) You start understanding your following and the market better,” she added. (IANS)