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Shah Rukh Khan Regards MeToo Helpful For Women At Workplace

BP World Bureau | Dec 09 2019 05:20:17 PM
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Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan lent his voice in support of the global MeToo movement where women opened up on sexual harassment they had experienced in the past.

He said that the movement started in the west but it gave strength to women across the globe including Indian women. It highlighted how women are mistreated at the workplace.

He said he was happy that women are able to come out courageously and share their experience.

In an interview with journalist Tom Brook, he said that now people will have to accept that things like this happen to women and it cannot go away without a reckoning. He also hopes that the films will be able to address this issue more effectively.

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Shah Rukh has been vocal about women's rights and related issues. He supports a foundation that helps in rehabilitation and justice for acid attack survivors.

He placed his co-actress' name before him in his films since 'Chennai Express'. He called out the rape culture that perpetuated violence against women after the 2012 Nirbhaya.

He acknowledged that his characters Raj from 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' and Rahul from 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' are problematic.

Shah Rukh Khan has been in Bollywood for the past 28 years. His previous release 'Zero' flopped at the box office but his production 'Badla' and 'Bard of Blood' were successful.

Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Zero', 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', and 'Fan' failed because they did not meet the expectations of the audience.

He believed that he is yet to make a great film and impress the audience by doing so. Since the failure of 'Zero' Shah Rukh has not signed for a film.