In the wake of MeToo movement, whose wrath fell on Bollywood’s veterans Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and Subhash Ghai among others, Emraan Hashmi speaks of strict code of conduct existing in his production house.
Hashmi, recognized for his sexually explicit roles in Bollywood films, opines that people need to understand what sexual harassment is.
“I’m very happy that this movement started. It has penetrated culture now. It started in the US, but people weren’t very aware of it then. Social media really helped it to become big.”
The Why Cheat India star exposed how he manages to keep benefit of doubt at par with the aid of a code of conduct issued to the team members at the time of joining.
“Personally, my production house Emraan Hashmi Films has a contract that everyone has to sign. It’s a list of pointers that amount to sexual harassment on a film set. It safeguards female members and forewarns male members about what not to do. I would hire 50 per cent women on my film sets and empower them,” he said.
The actor will be next seen in his upcoming film ‘Why Cheat India’ slated to release on January 18.