The #MeToo movement has undoubtedly given women strength and a voice across the world to share their stories of sexual harassment. Since the time when the movement first started, many people including celebrities have come out in force in support of the women affected. Recently, Shah Rukh Khan opened up about his feelings on this topic.
Reported by Miss Malani, Khan who was a guest on Tom Brook’s show ‘Talking Movies’, shared his views on the matter, “It started from there…in the West and it gave voice to women to come out and talk about something that may have happened some years back…It gave them enough support to come out with their stories.”
Khan further added, “In the cinematic world and media world it has made us a little more aware now. I think the main thing is that people are aware that this is not going to go untouched if somebody behaves in an improper manner.”
Brook went on to ask Khan if mainstream Bollywood has made a film on the #MeToo movement as a way to raise awareness, to which Khan gave a honest response, “We don’t do it in the depth and the seriousness with which one should do it. I would always be a hero in the film, be on the side of empowering a woman but maybe we sometimes lack depth… But the new wave of cinema, they are regular films and they look at notions and issues like this and deal with them with more depth and seriousness.”