Update: Amitabh Bachchan was at the Kaun Banega Crorepati press conference today, the actor expressed his anger and disgust at the increasing crime rate in the city and particularly about the rape incident that took place on Thursday
Amitabh Bachchan didn’t hesitate from commenting on the crime against women in the city at the KBC press conference. The actor said, “It’s sad…Mumbai was considered a safe city for women but yesterday’s incident is a kala dhabba on our city. Law should first catch the culprits and then take stern action against them.”
Earlier report: From filmmakers to actors to musicians, they have all come together to protest the lack of safety that women in Mumbai face today…
A 23-year-old female photojournalist working for a magazine was gang-raped by five men last evening. The journalist had gone to Shakti Mills Compound near Famous Studios to take photographs for a feature focussing on the chawls and mills of Mumbai. The girl was accompanied by a male colleague. While walking in the compound, the duo was told by a group of five men that they would require prior permission to take pictures, for which they were taken to a deserted area where the man was first tied up and the girl was raped over and over again.
The incident has left everyone shocked and angry. And celebrities are expressing their feelings about it too. Here’s how Bollywood reacted:
Karan Johar: helpless to say the least…words like “devastated”..”disgusted” mean nothing at a timelike this!!!! #gangerape in my city…I feel ashamed
Pooja Bhatt: Mortified to hear about the gang rape in Mumbai yesterday which occurred in broad daylight. This is not the city I grew up in. Ashamed!
Kunal Khemu: Never thought that gang rape and mumbai could be mentioned in the same sentence. Feel sad and angered. Mumbai was once a safe city
Kunal Kohli: #MumbaiGangRape while we express our anger,shock & disgust let us remember that #nirbhaya’s rapists havent been sentenced as yet
Vivek Oberoi: Appalled,angry and disgusted to hear about the photojournalist girl who got gangraped in Mumbai. Death penalty for rapists!
Alia Bhatt: It’s the uneducated uncouth section of our society who know nothing about being civilized!! That being a very large section
Payal Rohatgi : A woman gives birth to life.All who disrespect women 4get that A Woman has given birth to them.Such heinous crime they need to be punished.
Soha Ali Khan: I remember saying in the not so distant past, mumbai is the safest city for a single working girl to be. I am sickened and outraged.
Bipasha Basu: More shock and more remorse!What about more justice and justice which would scare and stop these filthy animals who live in human skin!
Riteish Deshmukh: Shamed and Angered
Lara Dutta Bhupathi: An activist has to die for a law to be passed! How many more women need to b raped in order for swifter and apt punishment to be meted out??
Yaami Gautam: Disgusted to hear about growing number of rape cases.How do they get this audacity despite so many protests ?Capital punishment is the word
Vishal Dadlani: So angry. How did we let India come to this? A country that treats it’s women so badly that NO woman has escaped some degree of molestation.
Anupam Kher: There is NO fear of Law. Rape cases go on for years. Nobody is Hanged for Rape. Politicians are interested in Power. NOT Welfare of People.
Farhan Akhtar: Dear CM, Home min state, Police Comm & sluggish judiciary… Wish u all were everyday women so you’d truly realise the fear they must feel
Preity Zinta: Nothing feels more DISGUISTING than reading of ANOTHER RAPE in the newspapers. Hope the lawmakers realise that they have failed this Country
Boman Irani: The innocent yet wise conversation with mom comes to a screeching halt with the news of the Mumbai Gang rape. Shame!
Celina Jaitly: Devastated to hear of gangrape of r dear journalist in Mumbai,SEVERE action HAS tobe taken to make RAPE punishmnt EXTREME to instill FEAR
Nargis Fakhri: I know it’s my big day 2 day but I’m disgusted at the news reports of another gang rape here in Mumbai. This is becoming a sickness! Wtf!
Gul Panag : Sad validation of the fact, that NO city in India is safe for women.It is after all the same prevention/enforcement mechanism in use all ove
Ritesh Sidhwani: Gang rape in lower parel. Looking at what we have come to its time we start punishing these perverts publicly.. . Stone them castrate them jail them for life. We need to create a stronger deterrent or this will not stop
Chetan Bhagat: Until we discuss why rape happens (which we do less of) along with how terrible it is (of course it is), it’s difficult to solve the problem
Farah Khan: Obviously tweeting our outrage has Made NO difference whatsover!!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Stunned and saddened to hear about the horrific gangrape in our city. This is NOT the Mumbai we know it to be. A moment of absolute shame.
Sandhya Mridul: So now what do we do take candles & crowds & walk the streets & sign petitions again in protest and plead for our safety.. WHAT?!
Sophie Choudry: We are a nation that’s becoming bankrupt on every front: financially, emotionally, mentally. Feel helpless & ashamed.
Amrita Rao: There is no “fear of Punishment” encouraged by our Judiciary system. Justice is delayed or denied …what happened to Nirbhaya convicts????
Sonam Kapoor: Im appalled! Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai, over 20 detained
Sunidhi Chauhan: No! India is not safe anymore! I thought wrong!
Shreya Ghoshal: Disgusted disgusted disgusted. A gangrape in daylight in our so called ‘safe’ city Mumbai..
Ehsaan Noorani: appalled at the news of the gang rape today ………. what is with this country.