It has been quite a few months since the #MeToo movement gained its momentum in the Bollywood. Well-known faces like Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor and Nana Patekar were accused of sexual harassment by various women. A lot of Bollywood actors have spoken out in support of the victims, however, Rani Mukerji seemed to have a different viewpoint. At the recently arranged actress' roundtable conference moderated by Rajeev Masand - Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Tabu, Rani Mukerji and Taapsee Pannu made an appearance and spoke about various issues including the impactful #MeToo movement that took over the entire film industry.
While Deepika, Anushka and Alia were on the similar lines, Rani had a different opinion. Talking about the recent instances that took place in Bollywood, Anushka said, "There should be a little sense of fear. Your workplace has to be the second sacred place for you. After your home, your workplace is the place where you should feel the safest and if you're not feeling that way then that's the worst world to be living in." To which Rani added, “I think as a woman you have to be that power within yourself, you have to believe that you're so powerful that if you ever come into a situation like that you have the courage to say 'back off.' I think you have to have the courage to be able to protect yourself."
Rani further stated that martial arts and self-defence should be a must in schools, to which Deepika countered by saying, “but why to even bring it to the point where girls should learn self-defence." Anushka and Alia also agreed with Deepika. Further, Rani wasn’t convinced as she said, “You can’t tell mothers how to bring up their children.”
Well, Rani’s statement hasn’t really gone well with the netizens as they slammed her out and about. What do you guys think? Did Rani make a fair point?