Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said today seven Bollywood production houses have accepted her request to form panels to deal with cases of sexual harassment, and urged 17 others to follow their lead.
"I expect the other producers to ensure similar compliance at the earliest," she said.
According to the media report cited by her, the seven production houses that have formed a sexual harassment committee are Yashraj Films, Aamir Khan Production, Mukta Arts, Excel Entertainment, Phantom Films, T-Series and Drishyam Films.
"As responsible employers, all are obliged to follow the law of the land. I urge the Bollywood production houses to do so and submit a report on the internal complaints committee set up by them. Together, we need to ensure a safe workplace for our women," Gandhi said.
The ministry has said Bollywood filmmakers are ethically and legally accountable for safety of not only their direct employees but of all outsourced and temporary staff as well.
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