Kangana Ranaut on #MeToo: He pinched me in the butt and was right there, looking at me
Soon to essay the character of Rani Laxmi Bai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is busy promoting the film. Amidst which, she has come up with a shocking revelation. In the wake of the #MeToo movement in India, Kangana recently dug out an old incident of hers. Without naming the person, Kangana shared how she was molested by a man despite being surrounded by people. Adding to which, she also spoke about the psychology of the criminal.
“I was once 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?” she spoke in a recent interaction with DNA.
“I think somewhere we should tell 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," she continued.
The #MeToo movement was first triggered by actor Tanushree Dutta, who highlighted a decade-old incident involving veteran actor Nana Patekar. The latter, however, repudiated all the allegations.