#MeToo movement icon Tanushree Dutta to speak at Harvard
Washington, Feb 10: Actress and former Miss India Universe Tanushree Dutta recently became a symbol of #MeToo movement in India as she took on patriarchy in the Indian film industry - Bollywood - setting it on fire. Now Dutta, 34, has been invited by the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, to speak at one of its premier events.
The actress, who recently returned to the US where she lives now, shared the news on her Instagram post: "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."
Last October, Dutta came out vocally against veteran actor Nana Patekar accusing him of sexually harassing her on the sets of a film "Horn OK Pleassss" in 2008.
She also accused other men of not coming to her aid even when she faced the ordeal and her revelations suddenly opened the floodgates whereby several women from other walks of life also opened up about their own dark experiences.
Dutta also said in her complaint that Patekar had called members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena who vandalised her car which had her parents inside apart from herself. She also accused choreographer Ganesh Acharya of siding with Patekar.
The event in which Dutta is set to speak is an annual one organised by the students. This year, the participating speakers include activist Aruna Roy, journalist Barkha Dutt, politician Asaduddin Owaisi, among others, the Hindustan Times reported.
The #MeToo movement gained worldwide traction in 2017 when dozens of women came up with their shocking stories of getting harassed at the hands of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is now facing probe.