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#MeToo: Shatrughan Sinha defends his controversial comment upon his 'deeds and women', Khamosh's trolls

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 February 2019, 13:50 IST
Shatrughan Sinha

In a controversial statement by veteran Bollywood star and actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha, has now come out in open to defend his earlier remarks on his deeds and women over his career.

Sinha, who was trolled on social media for his remarks on the #MeToo movement, was quick in reacting and making the audience ‘Khamosh.’

The 72-year-old actor has offered clarification over his comments and said that it’s about the interpretation and men must be open about such things and not be ‘afraid’ to talk about it in open or on public platform.

Reena and Shatrughan Sinha

Sinha said, “Men are afraid to open their mouths in front of women. Pataa nahin kya bolne se kya matlab nikala jayega. I spoke in good humour about the fear of being called out, that all of us in the entertainment industry are staring at, and look at the way the nari protection brigade is out to prove me a lecher.”

While defending his comments, Shatrughan Sinha said that he is already dominated by women power in his family, where his wife Poonam Sinha and daughter Sonakshi Sinha are two strong women figures who have made their names in the Bollywood as well.

Sinha commented, as reported by IANS, “I speak with the highest regard for all women, and stand by their right to be treated with dignity and respect. Don't forget I've two powerful women, my wife Poonam and my daughter Sonakshi at home. My sons Luv and Kush and I happily let them be the boss of our home.”

Earlier, Shatrughan Sinha had sparked controversy over the social media, which trolled him for his remarks on #MeToo. Sinha had said, “Today is the time of #MeToo, and there shouldn't be any shame or hesitation to say that behind a successful man's fall is a woman. Behind the troubles and infamy of successful men, there have been mostly women that I've seen in this movement.”

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First published: 8 February 2019, 13:50 IST