He called the incident 'shameful'.
There can be no denying that Akshay Kumar is one of the biggest and most successful actors in Bollywood at present. A self-made man in the truest sense, this 49-year-old has earned the respect of movie buffs thanks to his humble personality and sincere performances. Moreover, he is someone who has never hesitated to voice his opinion on burning issues.
Now, Akshay has done just that once again. As it so happens, earlier today, he opened up about the Bengaluru mass molestation incident and called it a shameful event.
“Should I say something, I feel extremely ashamed of being a human. After a good vacation in Cape Town with my family, the moment I was walking out of the airport, I saw a news on the television. I saw the horrendous crime that happened in Bengaluru on New Year eve. I don’t know about you guys but I felt extremely angry. I am father to a daughter and even if I wasn’t then too I would have said the same thing that the nation which cannot respect its daughters, it doesn’t deserve to be called a human society. ”
“And what’s even more shameful is the fact that some people have the guts to justify a woman’s molestation. Why did she wear short clothes, why did she go out? Oh please, have some shame. There is nothing called ‘short clothes’ it is your thought which is too small. I just hope nothing of this sort happens to any female member of your family. The people who are doing such things are not from some alien planet. They belong to our country and are from good families and exist as you and me,” he added,
Well, it goes without saying that Akshay deserves to be praised for taking a bold stand on the matter. Moreover, we feel that his comments are pretty spot on. Way to go, Mr Kumar!
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