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Shah Rukh Khan on #MeToo movement: We have to accept that people do mistreat women
The Me Too movement brought out several skeletons out of the closet. When it comes to the Hindi film industry, the names of several celebrated personalities came under the scrutiny. Recently, Bollywood’s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan opened up about his views on the Me Too movement.
In an interview with BBC, the ‘Chennai Express‘ actor said, “It started from there…in the West and it gave voice to women to come out and talk about something that may have happened some years back. It gave them enough support to come out with their stories. The greatness of this movement is that in the future, we have to accept that people do mistreat women in most fields than not, it has been a conversation everywhere.”
Shah Rukh also spoke about the role of Indian cinema in empowering women saying that the industry needed to have an in-depth and serious approach while making films of these subjects. “We don’t do it in the depth and the seriousness with which one should do it. I would always be a hero in the film, be on the side of empowering a woman, but maybe we sometimes lack depth. But the new wave of cinema — they are regular films and they look at notions and issues like this and deal with them with more depth and seriousness. The combination of Entertainment and engagement is needed, and there should be more films like ‘Dangal’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, and ‘Chakk De! India’. They mix everything. They take an issue and kind of entertain you, so engage and entertain is a big concept, which happens very seldom,” said the superstar.
Meanwhile, on the work front, SRK was last seen in the movie ‘Zero’ in which he co-starred opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Reportedly next he is planning to work with Rajkumar Hirani, Atlee and Ali Abbas Zafar.
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