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Recently, Mukesh Khanna made a shocking statement that #MeToo became a ‘problem’ after women started working. In an interview with The Filmy Charcha, Khanna said, “Aurat ki rachna alag hoti hai and mard ki alag hoti hai. Aurat ka kaam hai ghar sambhalna, jo maaf karna mein kabhi kabhi bol bhi jata hu. Problem kaha se shuru hue hai #MeToo Ki jabh aurato nein bhi kaam karna shuru kar liya. Aj aurat mard ke saath kandhey se kandha milani ke baat karti hai.”
This statement by the ‘Shaktimaan’ actor didn’t go down well with people and he was bashed on social media. Now, he has defended his sexist remark.
He shared a 10-minute video clip from the interview and wrote, “I am not against Women Working. As I said let me show you my full interview taken by someone from which this ‘Vivadit Bayan’ has been taken to malign me that I mean This which I don’t mean. I was just commenting on how Me too can happen. You can see yourself in this interview how I respect women.”
Watch the video here.
Mukesh Khanna also shared an old video where he spoke about the Me Too movement. He wrote in Hindi, “I never said that women should not work. I was just going to tell how Me Too starts. In our country, women have made their way into every field. Then whether she is a defence minister, finance minister, foreign minister or in space, everywhere women have waved their glory. So how can I be against working for a woman.”
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