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Shaktimaan actor Mukesh Khanna not much of a real life hero? Says ‘#MeToo began when women started working’

Shaktimaan actor Mukesh Khanna has become the centre of attention after yet another statement of his. To say the least, to call it controversial would be an understatement. He has come under the scanner on social media after he spoke about the #MeToo movement. While talking about the movement is has no harm to it, the problem is what he has mentioned.

A video of his has been doing the rounds and he has spoken about what he feels about it. In what is an extremely misogynist statement, here’s what he said: Aurat ka kaam hai ghar sambhalna, jo maaf karna mein kabhi kabhi bol bhi jata hu (The job of a woman is to take care of the house). Problem kaha se shuru hue hai #MeToo ki jab aurato ne bhi kaam karna shuru kar diya (The problem of #MeToo began when women started working). Aaj aurat mard ke saath kandhey se kandha milani ke baat karti hai (Today, women talk about walking shoulder-to-shoulder with men).

Soon after, there are tweets that have taken over social media, slamming him. While some shared a video, some had a lot to say. Check out some of the tweets slamming Shaktimaan actor Mukesh Khanna:

The statement from Shaktimaan actor Mukesh Khanna is definitely something that is absolutely appalling. While Twitter is just as enraged as anyone could be, it isn’t something that has settled very well. Before women stepped out, women were still subject to harassment, equal or not. At a time when we work on being progressive and promoting feminist views, this isn’t what we needed to hear.

A childhood hero for the masses, maybe the superhero doesn’t live up to his name in real life, after all.

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S.J
There is no such thing as enough of reading and writing, or so I believe. While everything else might cause saturation, words always come to the rescue. A writer for a major part of my life, I take things as they come, but not without a pen and paper.

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