Amitabh Bachchan had drawn much flak from fans when he refused to comment on Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment against Nana Patekar.
Finally! Amitabh Bachchan has broken silence and spoken about the ongoing #MeToo movement in India. The megastar celebrates his 76th birthday today. In an interview, which appears to have been taken to mark his birthday, Big B also shared his views on the issue of sexual harassment faced by women at work.
Bachchan had tweeted the long replies to questions that were posed to him by Subhash K Jha.
While tackling several topics, Jha asked him, “Amitji, we are going through some of the toughest times this nation has ever seen. How do you view the atrocities against women children and weaker sections? Do you feel there is a solution to the social inequality that fosters widespread injustice? Sexual harassment at workplaces especially in the entertainment business is one of the vital issues being addressed today. How do you look at the problem of women’s safety at workplaces?”
“Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very early educational level. Women, children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care. It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an un-repairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence,” he said.
For those who’ve come in late, at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked to comment on Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar, he had said, “Neither am I Tanushree, nor am I Nana Patekar, so how can I comment on this?”