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#MeToo: I was touched inappropriately, Amyra Dastur


After singer Chinmayi have come forward to call out their harassers. Now, actress Amyra Dastur has shared her horrific experience.

Amyra Dastur, who has acted in Tamil and Hindi films, said that she has never faced casting couch in Tamil or Bollywood industries but revealed that she has experienced harassment in both fraternities.

Amyra said she is not ready to call them out since they are powerful people. However, she said that she will definitely call them out one day.

She said, “I have had an actor squeeze himself up against me during a shot in a song and whisper in my ear that he was so glad that I was in the film with him. When I threw him off me and refused to speak to him again, he made my experience miserable.”

Amyra said that the director made her wait unnecessarily during shooting for many hours – “Sometimes he would call me early to set, make me wait all day in my vanity van and then send an assistant director after 12-13 hours to tell me I wasn’t going to shoot. He told me I should be ‘grateful’ that he even took me for this film.”

Sadly, Amyra was forced to apologize for her behaviour to the actor.

MeToo movement has so far called out celebs like Vairamuthu, Radha Ravi, Vikas Bahl and Nana Patekar.