Emraan Hashmi is calling upon the aggrieved to reach out to him on Twitter and describe an incident they’ve been through and reveal the identity of the culprit, along with the hashtag #EduToo.
New Delhi: Just before the release of Why Cheat India, lead actor and co-producer Emraan Hashmi launched bold initiative.
Given the appalling state of the education system and the ordeal that students and parents are forced to go through, Emraan proposes a #MeToo like movement to enable students and parents to name and shame the stakeholders in the system who wronged them either for admission or for clearing an exam. The movement is in line with the theme of the keenly awaited Why Cheat India, out this Friday.
Last year, we saw the emergence of the #MeToo movement for women, empowering them to speak up against sexual harassment at workplace. While some cries may have been illegitimate and publicity-seeking, on a larger level the cathartic movement sparked a revolution of sorts.
The objective of Hashmi’s initiative is to expose college owners, professors, principals, government officials, coaching class owners and clerks, all of whom are complicit in corrupting the system.
Emraan is calling upon the aggrieved to reach out to him on Twitter and describe an incident they’ve been through and reveal the identity of the culprit, along with the hashtag #EduToo. He will retweet some of the complaints, and hope for the media and the law and order machinery to take note and address the exposes on his timeline.
The producers said, “Education is a lucrative business worth thousands of crores. It decides the future of our country. Parents and students are cheating and being cheated. It’s time to blow the whistle on those who have been extorting money to sell education wrongfully.”
Why Cheat India produced Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar’s Ellipsis Entertainment and Parveen Hashmi’s Emraan Hashmi Films, releases on January 18, and co-stars Shreya Dhwananthary.