Veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has recently opened up on the #MeToo movement. Sinha said that behind a successful man’s fall is a woman. When asked if he is making fun of the #MeToo movement, he said that he is not making fun of this movement and asked people to take it in the right humour.
Shatrughan Sinha made a statement at the book launch of ‘A Touch of Evil’ yesterday. He called himself a fortunate man in today’s era as his name has not come out in this movement.
‘Toofan’ actor said, “Hence, I listen to my wife and often take her as a shield with me so that even if there’s nothing, I can show, ‘I am happily married, my life is good.'” Sinha said his wife, Poonam, is a “goddess” and his “everything”.
The movement against sexual harassment and misconduct cases by actors and filmmakers from the industry gained momentum in India last year and witnessed several women coming out with their horror stories.
Talking about the women who shared their horror stories and came forward to teach perpetrators a lesson, Sinha said, “I highly appreciate and applaud the women, who, better late than never, have come forward… I salute their courage and guts.”
Shatrughan Sinha had earlier told news agency IANS that this movement has been ‘blown out of proportion’. He went on to say that he would work with accused director Subhash Ghai even if allegations against him were to be proven true. “If he is proven innocent, why not? Even if he is proven guilty, and he serves the punishment given to him, I’d work with him,” he said.