#metoo impact: Emraan Hashmi adds new clause in contract
New Delhi : With #metoo movement becoming a rage on social media, actor Emraan Hashmi cautiously added a new clause in his contract.
Talking to a tabloid, Emraan Hashmi said, For some women, a mildly flirtatious remark could be tantamount to sexual harassment. Men are on tenterhooks because what is said in jest, can be misconstrued and one could be fried. In the circumstances, lying down a universal moral code on the film set, dictated by the government's guidelines, is the need of the hour. This will safeguard the interests of women and men will be forewarned so they don't cross the line. In my company at least, it will include both male and female cast and crew members."
However, he lent his support to the movement and said it is a great beginning and it is also a duty of men to protect women.
He said, "In this scenario, this movement is a great start. It's our moral responsibility to protect women who have been at the receiving end for way too long but while most of the voices are speaking the truth, along with devious men, there are devious women with agendas too, who can use it against a man who has ticked them off in the past."
Emraan Hashmi's co-star Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of 'Horn Ok Please'.