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Shatrughan's remark on #MeToo creates a stir


Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday stated in the back of a a hit man's fall is a lady however clarified that he used to be no longer making fun of the #MeToo movement and his comments will have to be taken in "right humour".
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"Today is the time of #MeToo, and there shouldn't be any shame or hesitation to say that behind a successful man's fall is a woman. Behind the troubles and infamy of successful men, there have been mostly women that I've seen in this movement," he stated at a ebook release event.

"I really call myself fortunate that in today's times, tamam harkate karne kay bawajood (despite everything that I've done), my name hasn't come out in the #MeToo movement. Hence, I listen to my wife and often take her as a shield with me so that even if there's nothing, I can show, 'I am happily married, my life is good.'"

Sinha stated his spouse, Poonam, is a "goddess" and his "everything".

"Even if anyone wants to say anything about me, please don't say,'" he added.

The #MeToo movement hit Bollywood last yr and saw several girls popping out with their horror stories of sexual harassment and rape by actors and filmmakers from the trade.


When requested whether he used to be making fun of the movement, Sinha backtracked and stated his commentary will have to be taken in "right humour."


"Don't take it another way. Please take it with a undeniable sense of humour. I extremely respect and applaud the ladies, who, higher late than never, have come forward... I salute their courage and guts.

"But beyond that, I don't wish to go further at this hour because it's a ebook release event and we will have to no longer pass our limits. But having stated this, I understand what you might be saying and I am extremely supportive of what you stated," he added.





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