No place for vi­o­lence: Menon

Ac­tor Kay Kay Menon says none in the film in­dus­try should tol­er­ate vi­o­lence

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The re­cent at­tack on film­maker San­jay Leela Bhansali left In­dian film in­dus­try breath­ing fire. Echo­ing a sim­i­lar sen­ti­ment, ac­tor Kay Kay Menon (right) says vi­o­lence should not be tol­er­ated at all.

“I guess that is the way peo­ple op­er­ate and they do it for lit­tle fame. The sys­tem needs to put a check on them, no one can do it in­di­vid­u­ally and vi­o­lence shouldn’t be tol­er­ated at all,” says Menon.

The ac­tor, ve­he­mently be­lieves that a sys­tem should be in place where wrong-doers are pun­ished im­me­di­ately. “For any kind of damage or vi­o­lence, there should be spe­cial courts that give ex­treme pun­ish­ments to those who in­dulge in it. In time of mo­bile cam­era, the proof is eas­ily avail­able. Once you start do­ing that, the so­lu­tions will be pro­vided within days,” he says.

The ac­tor, who has been part of films such as Mum­bai Meri Jaan (2008), Gu­laal (2009), Shahid (2012) and Haider (2014), says ev­ery time the ac­tor felt stag­nancy seep­ing in his ca­reer, he did bet­ter.

“Be­ing stag­nant is a state of mind and my mind is very fer­tile. When­ever I have felt stag­nant, I have bro­ken the mind­set and tried to do some­thing more in­ter­est­ing. I don’t strate­gise be­yond what is given to me and keep things sim­ple. This does noth­ing but waste your en­ergy and I avoid do­ing it at all times,” he says.

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