The #MeToo movement had taken the country by storm with women from different industries revealing their horrifying stories and many even exposed sexual predators on social media. The impact of Me Too movement in Bollywood was quite intense but down South, the movement failed after a point. Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu, director Susi Ganesan and singer Karthik were a few popular personalities who were exposed during the Me Too Movement. Nevertheless, the movement has raised awareness about the harassment women face every day. Recently Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan spoke about Me Too Movement and how it has raised awareness among everyone.
In the episode of Expresso by Indian Express, Dulquer Salmaan was asked whether this movement is going to change things for the better. To which he replied, “Of course, I think so because there is awareness and a collective awareness. I think the advent of communication is becoming easier with so much of information on the Internet or social media. So earlier I think it would be scattered say one in America or one in another part of the world but now, the whole movement can become a hashtag where everybody can speak out. With collective awareness that will then lead a change and people will obviously want to do the right thing. It’s like how you raise your kids, if you tell them something is wrong, they will realize it. Sometimes, I think that awareness has to be there. Now there is awareness and we will refrain from doing things.”