Aamir Khan is one among many actors who are speaking up about sexual harassment. Khan says that it is connected a bigger issue, an patriarchy, where men think that they are stronger than women, which leads to many issues, such as sexual harassment.
To PTI, Khan said, “I think sexual harassment is a very sad thing to happen to anyone, irrespective of what your sex is. Sexual harassment is just not on. I understand that people are free to be romantically involved with whoever they want. But you cannot pressure a person into being with you physically. It happens not only in films but in all walks of life and is very unfortunate. It is connected to the larger issue. Not only in India but all over the world . (It is) this thinking of patriarchy that men are stronger or are more important that leads to various kinds of things. Sexual harassment is one of them. Creative people do have a role to play in showcasing men and women in a manner that influences people in the right way. I do believe we have some sort of responsibility in that. I am hoping that things will change in the future for the better. It takes time for both the people and the society to change.”
Khan spoke from Thailand, where he shooting for his next, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.