Rani Mukerji attracted controversy and was trolled on social media.e should not discourage women: Kangana Ranaut reacts to Rani Mukerji’s statement on #MeToo – After she spoke at Rajeev Masand’s Actresses Roundtable for 2018, actress
She has been looked at with disappointment after she shared her views on #MeToo and women in the corner who, according to her, need to ‘change’.
On Rajeev’s show, the actress said, “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.”
While Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, who were a part of the same panel, tried to cut in with opposing opinion on the same, Rani did not respond nicely on any narrative that was contradictory to hers.
Needless to say, it drew a lot of flak on Twitter where netizens pointed out the problematic tonality.
But hey! It’s not over yet! that’s not the end of it.
Now, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi actress, Kangana Ranaut, who is known to speak her mind and express her opinion without mincing a word has reacted on the entire episode.
Kangana, without taking any names said, “People who need support, who need to be empowered, we must empower but agar Rani Laxmi Bai jaise ladkiyan agar humari society humein de sakti hai toh why not, unko discourage nahi karna chahiye. 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.”
When quizzed further about vulnerable children who often are at the receiving end, the actress added, “Like I said, we should empower who need it. But, not necessarily everyone needs empowerment. Some people can give empowerment also. Some people are givers, the ones who can should be encouraged to give strength, people who are working with NGOs.”
On the work front, the actress will next be seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi which is set to release on January 25. With the film, the actress turned a director as well.