Actress Tanushree Dutta’s revelations regarding her experiences with Nana Patekar encouraged many women from the industry to speak up. Tanushree had however expressed her disappointment in Amitabh’s comment regarding the incident. Sr Bachchan (when asked) had evaded the question and replied, “Na toh mera naam Tanushree Dutta hai aur na hi Nana Patekar”.
However, the star who turns 76 today, has chosen to break his silence and voice his support for the #MeToo movement.
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— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 11, 2018
“No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct; especially at her workplace. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures should be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law.” He said.
“Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very early educational level. Women children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care.” added Big B.
He went on to talk about women’s contributions towards the society. “It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them with the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence.