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It's shocking as you haven't known them like that: Madhuri on Alok Nath, Soumik Sen

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says she was shocked to read names of and filmmaker Soumik Sen, people she has previously worked with, in the #MeToo movement as she was not privy to this side of their personalities.

In the #MeToo movement, which hit in August last year, was accused of rape by Sen, who directed in "Gulaab Gang", has been accused of inappropriate behaviour by three women.

When asked if it was heart-breaking for her to see their names in the #MeToo movement, told PTI, "It is always shocking. Because you've known them and you've not known them like that."

"It is always shocking when something like that comes out. What you've known them and what you're reading is two different people. It was so shocking."

The is currently gearing up for her upcoming comedy, "Total Dhamaal".

Post which, she would be seen in Karan Johar's production "Kalank", which features an ensemble cast of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya

Originally, was meant to do the film, before she passed away in February last year. The role eventually went to Madhuri.

The 51-year-old said she took time to "digest" that was no more.

"What took time was to digest the whole thing that had happened. It was so shocking, I was like 'you want me to do this role?' because even they (filmmakers) were stuck. They had to go on.

"As a person it was hard to deal. As an actor, you know the role, the script. It's a different matter altogether. But to accept the truth was very difficult," she added.

Directed by Indra Kumar, "Total Dhamaal", features Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, among others. It is scheduled to release on February 22.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 16:45 IST