Recently, actor Rani Mukerji found herself in a tricky situation when her comment on the #MeToo movement did not go down well with the moviegoers.
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The Hichki actor had expressed herself at the actresses’ roundtable conference hosted by film critic Rajeev Masand. She had said, “I think as a woman you have to be that powerful 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. You have to take responsibility for your own self.”
Kangana Ranaut was asked about the same during the promotions of her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The actor has reacted to the statement in her own way. She told Times Now, “People who need support, who need to be empowered, we must empower but if our society can produce a woman like Rani Laxmi Bai, then why not, they must not be discouraged. If they are strong women, we should not discourage women. I was 16-years-old when I filed my first FIR against sexual assault so there are people who can stand up for themselves, they shouldn’t be discouraged.”
Kangana is known for her fearless attitude and has often spoken unabashedly against issues like sexual harassment, nepotism and labor rights. She will now be seen as Rani Laxmibai in 'Manikarnika'.