Hollywood has been roiling with claims of sexual misconduct ever since The New York Times, and The New Yorker published accusations in October against mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. More than 50 women came out and accused him of rape, unwanted advances, and sexual harassment.
These allegations have become a topic of heated debates and discussions in film and Television word in India too. Giving their piece of mind on the same were Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. In an interview, Akshay Kumar, said sexual misconduct is everywhere” and that the allegations against entertainment stars in the US may encourage other women around the world to speak up.
“It’s just that when [sexual misconduct] happens in Hollywood, it comes out so big,” Akshy Kumar said. He added, “Everybody knows about it, but it’s everywhere.”
Carrying forward the same conversation, Shah Rukh Khan said, “Women are tired of being grabbed and groped. Women are tired of bending over backward to get ahead in the workforce, bending over backwards to the point where sometimes they have to lie horizontal in order to go forward. We should not just let it be about ‘Oh this man behaved like this’ and ‘This is so shocking,’ or all of that.”
Shah Rukh added, “But we should respect the emotion of the women taking such a strong step in coming out, and being so brave, and help stop this from happening in our individual industries.” When SRK was asked if he has ever come across such an incident in India he said he hadn’t but he had another point to make. He added, “The sad part of it is that you don’t know if it could be happening right under your nose,”