Mallaika Arora on MeToo: "I think it's very good, better late than never"

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 12: Mallaika Arora is the latest to join the bandwagon which is up in arms against the sexual harassment towards the women in India from all walks of life.The #MeToo movement in India which was triggered by producer-writer Vinta Nanda went on to take a strong footing. Women from all walks of life came forward to discuss their traumatic past as a result of sexual harassment. Slowly and steadily big names started erupting.Says Mallaika Arora, the talented actor and model pledging her support for the MeToo movement, "It has just started here. I think it's very good, better late than never. If you take this step now in future we'll be able to control it. If women have been through any kind of harassment whether it's physical, mental, emotional, any which way, I support them."Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement that is sweeping across urban India said that the government would form a four-member committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases.Immediately after sexual harassment accusations against Mos Home MJ Akbar broke three days ago, Maneka Gandhi called for an investigation into the allegations, becoming the first union minister to lend her voice against Akbar.  "There must be an investigation. Men in a position of power often indulge in such acts," Maneka told a news channel, reacting to allegations levelled on the editor-turned-politician by at nearly 10 women journalists.She was perhaps the only minister from the government side who had voiced her concern for the movement.