Aish­warya Rai backs #Metoo move­ment

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AISH­WARYA RAI BACHCHAN looks at the #Metoo move­ment gain­ing mo­men­tum as a pos­i­tive sign and she be­lieves that talk­ing on women em­pow­er­ment should be a con­tin­u­ous process.

“I think it is a good sign how the #Metoo move­ment is gain­ing mo­men­tum. How­ever, I would re­frain to com­ment on any spe­cific case as that would be ir­re­spon­si­ble on our part. At least some of th­ese cases would be­come sub ju­dice soon. So, I don’t think it would be proper to talk about any par­tic­u­lar in­ci­dent,” Aish­warya told the me­dia on Tues­day.

The ac­tress was present along with de­signer Sabyasachi Mukher­jee for the launch of a new makeup line fes­ti­val.

Re­fer­ring to the cos­metic brand L’oreal, she said: “We started the ‘We Worth It’ award and I be­came the poster girl of that. I came on board be­cause we are speak­ing for women, giv­ing them a plat­form for ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their ef­forts by a wider au­di­ence.”

The 44-year-old ac­tress be­lieves that speak­ing up for women to help them find a voice is a con­tin­u­ous process and that the so­cial me­dia is help­ing them find an au­di­ence to share their story.

The Guru fame ac­tress said: “I have spo­ken and will con­tinue to when it comes to speak­ing for women...ever since I have got the mi­cro­phone in my hand, right from the plat­form of Miss World (pageant).

“Since the world is be­com­ing a smaller space where so­cial me­dia is bring­ing peo­ple closer and any­one from any part of the world can share their story and find in­ter­ested peo­ple to lis­ten to them,” said the ac­tress who is mother to six-year-old Aarad­hya.

I have spo­ken and will con­tinue to when it comes to speak­ing for women.” Aish­warya Rai Bachchan

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