'NO WAMAN SHOULD BE SUBJECTED TO MISBEHAVIOUR'
With the #Metoo movement raging in India, Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is the latest celebrity to lend his support to the cause on his 76th birthday. In the wake of a many B-town bigwigs being accused sexual harassement, Bachchan opined that no woman should ever feel uncomfortable in her workplace.
“No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct; especially at her workplace. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law,” the ‘Sholay’ star wrote in an interview posted by him on his Twitter handle.
Senior Bachchan also called for the awareness at an educational level. “Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums, should be adopted at a very early educational level. Women children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care,” the post further read.
Lauding women for coming forward in every field of work, the veteran opined that they should be given the welcome they deserve.
“It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations, on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence,” wrote the star.
In the interview, Big B also spoke of his upcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, his film career and the varied experience of his life.
‘SHWETA HELPS IN CHOOSING SCRIPTS’
Amitabh says his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda is a great help to him when it comes to choosing the right script to act in. Amitabh addressed the media at the launch of Shweta’s debut novel “Paradise Towers” here on Wednesday. He said Shweta is opinionated and a lot of times they both discuss about various issues across the world. “She really is the best actor in the family. She is also very perceptive about observations and I do rely on her many a times as just a rest of the family on many incidents that may happen within the city, home, country and world. She has an opinion. Many times, we discuss the outcome of a film that I may have done or a film that she may have seen. I have to say that she is always been right.
“When she says the film is going to do well, it does well and when she says it’s not going to do well, it doesn’t. So many times, I have begun to share some of my scripts with her. I am afraid, I couldn’t do that earlier and I want an excuse for that but recently though she has been extremely helpful and very perceptive in giving me ideas and thoughts on what I was working on,” Big B said.
He said he can only give her love and blessings, and thanked the audience for encouraging Shweta “to grow not just as my daughter but as a woman and a lady”.
The actor celebrates his birthday on October 11.