Actor Mukesh Khanna is grabbing headlines more often these days for his controversial statements. Recently, he grabbed headlines when he said that the #MeToo movement started when women started venturing out. Soon after the actor was called out by many people. And reacting to the same, he has released another video on his social media handle in which he has defended his statement. Mukesh shared a 10 minute long video in which he can be heard saying, "I am not against Women Working. As I said let me show you my full interview taken by someone from which this ‘Vivadit Bayan’ has been taken to malign me that I mean This which I don’t mean. I was just commenting on how Me too can happen. You can see yourself in this interview how I respect women."
"I never said that women should not work. I was just going to tell how Me Too starts. In our country, women have made their way into every field. Then whether she is a defense minister, finance minister, foreign minister or in space, everywhere women have waved their glory. So how can I be against working for a woman," the Shaktimaan actor said.
He went on to say that the content of the video was on 'dharma' of a person. "In that video interview, I was just throwing light on the problems that can arise from women working outside the home. Like the children of the house are left alone. I was talking about male and female dharma, which has been going on for thousands of years," he elaborated.
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"I did not say that MeToo happens when women go out. A year ago, I made a video on this topic, which I want to show you that even then I had said that how the women should guard themselves at their place of work. I still did not say that women should not go to work. So how can I say that today?" Mukesh added.
"I want to tell all my friends that do not misrepresent my statement. My last forty years, my film journey confirms that I have always respected women. Every artist or member of every film unit knows that I have always respected everyone. If any woman has been hurt by this statement, I am sorry that I could not put my point correctly. I am not worried that the female community will turn against me. They don’t even have to be. My life is an open book. Everyone knows how I have lived and how I am living. I want to show you the entire interview from which this clipping is taken. You will know what I think about women," he signed off.
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