Preity Zinta recently quoted; I wish i had experienced #Meetoo
“if it is this much (signals to show a small amount) in the film industry, it is that much (signals to show a bigger amount) in every other industry. Having said that the film industry is one of the safest places, there are some of the most decent people I’ve worked with so I feel really bad when people say this industry is really bad.”
The 43-year-old performing artist’s remarks on the progressing development in one of her ongoing meetings turned into a web sensation for all the wrong reasons. Her position on #MeToo was problematic to the point that it caused Twitter shock.
While the Kya Kehna performing artist said she was happy that the development has picked up force in India, she trusts it is;
“important that women use it for the right thing because there are men and women who would use the position of their power for their advantage. There are small percentage of women that are using it, and they’re diluting the movement but there are also women who have gone through all these and we have heard so many stories in the industry. If you want to acknowledge that there is a problem, you have to first admit that at least there is (one) and then you solve the problem,” Zinta added.
The actor was further asked if she has ever experienced any kind of bad behaviour in the industry, to which she replied, “No, I haven’t, I wish I had,” she laughed. “At least, then, I would have had an answer to tell you. No and that’s what I am saying that this is a very relevant question because people treat you the way you want to be treated.”
zinta further shared that there are great and terrible individuals all over the place, not simply in media outlets. Along these lines, as per her, rather than getting them out, the better determination is change yourself.
“There is nothing you can do to change the world and the only thing you can do is to change yourself, So if you go there, saying ‘I’ll do anything’, then you will be stupid to ask me not to do anything. But if I am coming here and saying that I am going to work really hard, I will do anything to work hard and I have no other nonsense to entertain, you will not (face anything)… If you feel that I am good at what I am doing, you are going to be like ‘theek hai (okay), you work.’ And I am a walking example of that. So I don’t believe any of the other things people have to say. Though I heard a line – aaj ki Sweetu kal ki MeToo ho sakti hai (Today’s Sweetu can become tomorrow’s Me Too). So don’t hang out with any Sweetu.”
— #MeTooIndia (@IndiaMeToo) November 19, 2018
Zinta said; “I’m really surprised and upset that journalists like Faridoon take an interview and edit it to sound controversial for better traction. If I said “I wish someone had bothered me” – it meant I would have probable beaten them up if they had. Interview is taken out of context,”
Really sad 2see how the interview Is edited to trivialis& be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed I expected decency & maturity froma journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day & only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 19, 2018