Film studios neglecting women's safety
A report filed by feminist and columnist Ankur Pathak reveals that film studios in India are indifferent towards the safety of women on film sets, and of employees working in studios, etc.
For example, in Bollywood, only one studio was found to have a "solid system in place to combat cases of harassment" by writer Ankur Pathak, who says, "Just how seriously does Bollywood take the safety of women working there? I looked at how many production companies/studios abide by a directive to set up committees where women can complain against sexual harassment. The results weren't very encouraging. In cases where they do have a dedicated cell, women employees who spoke to me anonymously (they still work there) said there were no sensitization programmes or workshops to make them aware of such a cell/who heads it/where they sit etc. One was surprised such a committee exists."
Studios are legally bound to put up "laminated sheets everywhere on location/sets, specifying that strict action will be taken against inappropriate behavior." But don't even a few of them follow the rules.