Vir Das’s sister Trish Das opens up about facing sexual harassment multiple times at the workplace

National Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Trisha Das who also happens to be actor-comedian Vir Das's sister loves mythology.  She recently spoke about her wish to adopt her latest book Misters Kuru: A Return to Mahabharata for a web series. The book is a reimagined, fictional work based on our mythology to the present time. However, Trisha revealed that she had been sexually harassed at her workplace when she was working as a documentary filmmaker.

She said, "When I was working as a documentary filmmaker, I was sexually harassed multiple times. At the time, it seemed like a common practice. There were no social media apps where one could call out their harassers. Social media has created awareness about the issue and constant conversation around sexual harassment at the workplace. The #MeToo movement has empowered women."

When asked why she didn't share her story earlier, Trisha said that she lost contacts of her harassers. They weren't well-known names so there was no way to track them down. Having said that, I am so glad that the situation has changed now. If men changed their behavior knowing that there is a possible repercussion, even if there is a change in thoughts out of that fear, it is good; it reduces the amount of sexual harassment in the first place.

 

by Arushi Agrawal | Wed, Jul 28 - 08:34 PM

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