In the light of Tanushree Dutta, who had accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of the 2008 film Horn ’Ok’ Pleassss, Malaika opened up about the #MeToo movement in India.
Malaika talked about creating creating a "safe work environment" during a recent media interaction. She also said that only way to achieve that is by “calling out the supposed perpetrators.” Malaika told PTI, “We can keep talking about it that we want to work in a safe environment but the only way we can achieve that is when we talk about it and actually call out the supposed perpetrators. That’s the only way.”
She discussed that women need to “talk” about their problems these days. To be precise she said, “If someone is violating your space, dignity, life, if you won’t talk no one will know. Every time you step out of the house you can’t be in the fear that oh my God my work space is going to be a hell whole. We need to change this.”
Malaika added, “There are tons of opportunities in front of you. A lot of people feel it’s very easy just because they wear a short skirt or drink and smoke, they label a girl. Apparently that’s what makes her easy for anybody to prey on. That mentality needs to change. She’s a woman and that’s her choice to do what she wants.”