Shah Rukh Khan has THIS to say on the #MeToo movement
The year 2018 is coming to an end and the Hindi film industry had a roller coaster year. Bollywood, as an industry, got a rude reality shock when the #MeToo movement exploded and quite a few skeletons came tumbling out. It all started with Tanushree Dutta levelling allegations against Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her.
The industry, in the beginning, faced a lot of flak as none of the top stars made a statement on the #MeToo movement. Now, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has offered his view on the #MeToo movement and what it means.
In an interview with The Indian Express, the ‘Zero’ actor said, “Three things: Respect, respect, and respect. I really believe that. Some of my women friends, whom I have known for years, find me too formal at times. But there is no romance and love without respect. Respect means equality, and I don’t mean the social media’s #equality. To me, equality is letting you know how weak I am, equality is asking you, can you take care of me? This is what I’ve done with my wife, and my women friends because I genuinely love them.”
Shah Rukh Khan further said that he always respects the privacy of his wife Gauri and daughter Suhana. The ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan actor said, ”I’ve been married for 30 years — I’ve never looked into my wife’s purse. I still knock on the bedroom door if she’s changing; I knock on my daughter’s bedroom door. They know it’s me, but this is their space.”
SRK has once again proved that he is an individual, who walks the talk. Let’s hope that in 2019, Bollywood does a serious introspection regarding how to treat women at work place.