Ever since Tanushree Dutta renewed a decade old charge of sexual harassment on actor Nana Patekar, it has given a rise to the Me Too movement in the country. Not just Bollywood, but women from different sectors in the country have called out on sexual predators. While a lot of Bollywood’s leading ladies have extended their solidarity towards these woman, when Rani Mukerji was asked about her opinion on the Me Too movement, she seemed to have a slightly different take on it.
The actress 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 of your own self.”
While many people on social media didn’t seem to feel the same way, actress Neha Dhupia, in a recent interview, came out in support of Rani Mukerji stating that women should not be dependent on men in anyway. She said, “That is extremely legitimate that women should be strong enough to say back off. I don’t think that breed of men should exist who actually want to exploit women. Women shouldn’t be brought to the point of saying back off. That shouldn’t exist in our culture or our society.”