Kangana Ranaut on #MeToo: Go to the media and expose them

Kangana Ranaut has always maintained an attitude that drives no nonsense towards her and even if someone has tried to sabotage the Queen actress in the past, she has always had a befitting reply. Recently, while talking to a leading daily, Ranaut addressed the #MeToo issue and said, “Expecting another person to make sure that I am safe is not the right attitude. If I had thought like that at 16, God knows where I would be, maybe I wouldn’t have been alive. How can you expect another person to rescue you or be responsible for your safety? You don’t understand the dynamics of crime.

“A criminal mostly knows he is committing a crime. Even the richest people shop lift, they know it, yet they do it for the thrill of it. When you set the rules and make a person aware of the fact that this is violating another person’s fundamental right, if that person is a criminal, he wants to do that very thing. If initially it was a sexual urge, it’s become a mental urge and he wants to corner the young girl in the dark on the street.”

She went on to add, “I was pinched on my butt in the middle of a group and that person was right there, looking at me. It was not even sexual, it was like ‘I did exactly what I was not supposed to do’. And looking me in the eye like ‘what are you going to do now?’ So, what do you expect? I think somewhere we should tell the girls that there are a few rules. Don’t say ‘maybe,’ when you want to say ‘no’, it’s important. Your safety doesn’t mean you can do Taekwondo and karate. It also means you go to someone who can save you; it may be a teacher, an uncle you trust, a friend, or the Mumbai Police, or go to the media, find a journalist and expose them. So, to tell them this and then get severely trolled for it, is horrible.”

On the work front, Ranaut will be seen in Manikarnika: Queen Of Jhansi next, which she has also co-directed and marks her debut on that front.

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