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#MeToo: Rani Mukerji disagrees with Anushka, Deepika; gets slammed for 'martial arts' comment

Rani Mukerji created a stir on social media with Twitterati lambasting the actress for her comment.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 31, 2018 11:09 IST
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Rani Mukerji, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma

This year, Bollywood witnessed a much-needed storm in the form of #MeToo. It not only exposed sexual predators of the industry but also worked as an alarm for many. While many women came up to name and shame their harassers, a couple of others spoke about their experience on the condition of anonymity. Almost everyone in the Bollywood spoke about it, supporting the movement. They extended their solidarity towards the victim and at the same time, asked for a fair representation of both the parties.

Recently, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, Alia Bhatt and Rani Mukerji came together for a roundtable conference where they discussed on various issues, including one of the biggest game-changers of 2018, especially in Bollywood. The actresses kept their opinion on the movement and how it has changed work environment for women in the industry. Speaking on the same, Rani Mukerji, who made her way to the conference with her role in Hichki said something which sounded bizarre to most of the people. Rani said that girls should be taught martial arts and self-defence should be made an essential part of school activities.

Countering her statement, Deepika said, ''but why to even bring it to the point where girls should learn self-defence''. Even, Anushka agreed to Deepika's point, however, Rani wasn't convinced. She later said, ''You can’t tell mothers how to bring up their children”. This created a stir on social media with Twitterati lambasting the actress for her comment. While some wondered what was Rani even thinking, others pointed at her privileged background for being 'ignorant'.

Here's how internet reacted on Rani's comment.

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