Preity Zinta blames faulty editing for controversial #MeToo interview, claims it was ‘Edited to be insensitive’ – Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who is being slammed online for her controversial remarks on #MeToo, has now said that her statements were taken out of context. She released a clarification note on Twitter on Monday in which she blamed the editing of the video.
In a recent interview to Bollywood Hungama, the ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ star was asked if she had ever personally experienced any sort of harassment, to which she said, “No, I haven’t, I wish I had. (laughs) Atleast, then, I would have had an answer to tell you. No and that’s what I am saying that this is very relevant question because people treat you the way you want to be treated.”
A ‘disappointed’ Preity claimed that the interview was edited to sound controversial for better traction. She also slammed the journalist for being irresponsible and immature. “Really sad to see how the interview is edited to trivialise and be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed I expected decency & maturity from a journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day & only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed,” tweeted Preity.
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
The #MeToo movement, which began in Hollywood more than a year ago, gathered steam in India after actor Tanushree Dutta accused co-star Nana Patekar of allegedly harassing her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008.
Since then, women from various walks of life, especially the media and entertainment industry have levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Kailash Kher, Chetan Bhagat, Sajid Khan, and Varun Grover among others even as they all have denied the charge.