“You should not work with someone who’s a great artist but beats up his wife”: Sarwat Gilani
Sarwat Gilani recently talked about her decision to play one strong female after another onscreen and also opened up about why one should not work with artists who are allegedly accused of harassment or domestic violence.
During an interview with JORE magazine, Sarwat was asked about what she thinks artists and filmmakers should do if one of them is accused of harassment.
The Joyland actress said, “I feel until and unless somebody is proven guilty and there’s enough evidence, our court system is really messed up. But one can really tell right from wrong. And if you feel somebody has done something wrong, to anyone, I think it’s your responsibility to take a stand. To not associate with such a person”.
“Hey, he’s a great artist but he’s a child molester, or He’s beaten up his wife but he’s a great actor is messed up. You should not work with such people by principal. Even in Hollywood, when the #MeToo movement started, so many female artists, A-listers, had not spoken up about these filmmakers who had harassed them. But they spoke their truth when they could and this whole movement followed”.
Sarwat Gilani added, “Art is not about hushing people, it is about expression. So, if someone is a great artist but a bad human being, it should be clear what one needs to do”.