Shah Rukh Khan on sexual harassment in Bollywood

After the issue of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct was brought into the limelight, many Hollywood celebrities came forward to expose their sexual predators. Meanwhile, in India too, many people are expecting Bollywood to expose the abusers. However, renowned celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha, Neha Dhupia and many others have shared their opinions on sexual harassment prevailing in the film industry, but no one chose to take direct names of the abusers.

As per the reports in a leading Indian daily, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised celebrities who have voiced their opinion on sexual misconduct. He said, “We should not just let it be about ‘Oh this man behaved like this’ and ‘This is so shocking,’ or all of that. But we should respect the emotion of the women taking such a strong step in coming out, and being so brave, and help stop this from happening in our individual industries.”

Shah Rukh Khan also addressed the fact that he is successful because of the patriarchal system. He added, “The sad part of it is that you don’t know if it could be happening right under your nose.”

As the actor attended the recent event of Farhan Akhtar’s MARD, Shah Rukh Khan had said, “I believe that women are superior to men in many levels and I am not ashamed of the fact that I am a little shy and scared of women whether she is my mother, wife, sister or friends. Women bring a quietude, a calm energy to the universe. So, any form of violence happening to any woman is the horrible thing can happen.”