Rani Mukerji is the latest celeb to have poorly spelled out #MeToo.
During Actresses Round Table 2018, the Hichki star opened up on how women should be able to protect themselves and when they do, the #MeToo incidents would not happen.
“I think as a woman you have to be that powerful within yourself, you have to believe that you’re so powerful that if you ever come into a situation like that you have the courage to say ‘back off.’ I think you have to have the courage to be able to protect yourself. You have to take responsibility for your own self,” she had said.
“If they [women] are ever in a situation like that, then they should make sure that the man suffers right there and then…kick him between his legs or give him a jhappar (slap),” added Rani.
And she didn’t stop there. She continued to blame the victim, saying if women didn’t want ‘it’ to happen, it won’t happen.
“I think everything relates to what you want out of your lives,” she added. “I think it is important for women to believe in themselves and say that if they don’t want it to happen, it will not happen.”
Rani received online flak for her problematic statements.
Now, Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has responded to the Mardani actor’s remarks, reported Hindustan Times.
“People who need support, who need to be empowered, we must empower but if our society can produce a woman like Rani Laxmi Bai, then why not, they must not be discouraged,” said the Queen actor.
“If they are strong women, we should not discourage women. I was 16-years-old when I filed my first FIR against sexual assault so there are people who can stand up for themselves, they shouldn’t be discouraged.”
“Like I said, empowerment who need, they should be empowered, who need. But, not necessarily everyone needs. Some people can give empowerment also. Some people are givers, the ones who canshould be encouraged to give strength, people who are working with NGOs,” added the Simran star.
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