Bollywood Teenage actor’s horrid experience of being molested on a flight has left many crest-fallen. This incident again reflects that no matter what time of the day it is, the question mark on women’s safety in India isn’t waning anytime soon.
After she recorded the statement with the Maharashtra Police, a case was registered under Section 354 and POCSO Act as the actor is a minor.
Reacting to the whole incident, Bollywood actors who attended the Lux Golden Rose Awards chose to give their two cents while walking the event’s red carpet.
Kareena Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu made some strong points while talking about the incident.
Reacting to Zaira’s ordeal and alleged molestation, Bhumi Pednekar made a strong point on the fact that Indians take stars as ‘their’ property.
“I am appalled. She is a child. There is a problem in our culture where people think, especially if you are an actress, that you are their property. This is hugely problematic. But I am very happy that she put it out on social media. I am glad she took that step because it needs a lot of courage to speak, to come out and take a stand like that. More power to her,” she said.
Kareena Kapoor Khan said that women are fighters and know their way out in every and any situation of life. She added,
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“I definitely feel women are way more superior than men. We are fighters and whichever situation it is in our life, personal or professional, we all come out as fighters. When we talk about God, we talk about Goddess. So, we look from the perspective of a woman. When we talk about earth, we say mother earth. So, whenever we talk about anything, we talk about women. Women are far superior (than men). So, they can fight out of every situation.”
Taapsee Pannu, who is the informal flag bearer of feminism and gender equality in India, too extended her support and said,
“I just hope she gets justice. It is good that at least she has raised her voice. She deserves to get justice.”
Latest reports claim that the accused has been detained.
It is disappointing that women have to be on guard all the time and everywhere – markets, roads, airplanes and even their own homes. Speaking up is the beginning of change, but a lot more has to be done to actually change the way things are.