Ajit Thakur Resigns: The #MeToo movement in India that was launched by Tanushree Dutta when she clashed with veteran actress Nana Patekar and brought her accusations of sexual harassment and intimidation became more and more common . Several big names like Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Subhash Ghai have come out. The #MeToo movement forced organizations and production houses to take action against offenders and men in power had to resign.
Ajit Thakur, head of the media and entertainment content studio at Reliance Industries, has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Supriya Prasad, a writer at the Indian Institute of Film and Television, accused him of sexual misconduct. She alleged that he had called her under the pretext of a job interview and had forced her to consume alcohol and cocaine and had asked her inappropriate questions.
Ajit’s lawyer confirmed his resignation and said that he would soon seek remedies against Supriya for accusing him of misconduct. The lawyer stated that Ajit was traveling and, upon his return, he resigned.
Sajid had to stop directing Housefull 4, Vikas Bahl was ousted from Ranveer Singh’s siege. 83 and Phantom Films were dissolved. Not only in Bollywood, corporate studios have also taken strict measures against offenders. After YRF sent his business leader and talent, Ashish Patil, on administrative leave, he has now been asked to leave the organization. KWAN founder Anirban Blah has also been fired by his company.
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