On Friday, Shyani Gupta said that men should sit at home if they do not know how to behave around women. The actress also urged women to be careful enough not to expose themselves to the unsafe environments. She spoke at the world premiere of Shame at the 20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star about this in great detail.
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Shyani lauded the women who stepped forward to share their harrassment stories with the world. She said, “I am so proud and I couldn’t have been prouder and happier. I am so grateful to these women who have been so courageous to have shared their experiences. To first face these things themselves and then talk about them in front of the world, it’s so inspiring. This should have happened 15-20 years ago. This has been happening for generations now. It just takes one person to talk about it. I am so grateful to Tanushree for starting it out.”
Many celebrities like Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan have been named out in the #MeToo movement. They have been disassociated with at the professional level as well. Shiyani said that it was the need of the hour to punish the perpetrators of the sexual misconduct, when she was asked bout her views on the ostracisation of the accused.
She said, “I am all for going and beating them up. Of course, one can’t take law in their hand. I was groped by an old man in a bus when I was seven or eight. All I did was with all my might squashed his foot and he screamed. That’s what you do. You defend yourself.”