In order to spread awareness on the rising crimes against women, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said that the women need to be awakened because it is the need of the hour. The actress said that women should be encouraged to speak out "if they felt something" wrong is happening to them. Kangana, who will be seen in the upcoming Bollywood film Manikarnika as Rani Laxmibai, has always been an advocate of women safety and empowerment.
Stressing on the importance of empowering women, she said, "In India, a woman's upbringing is different from her brother's and that is the reason when something wrong happens with her, she thinks it is normal and doesn't protest. Therefore, the most important thing these days is to awaken women", the actress added.
Sexual crimes against young girls and women are on a rise in India. The biggest problem lies with the length of the trials as sometimes courts take five to 10 years to reach a judgment. The 'Queen' actress gave out the clarion call while speaking at the 'Xin Philanthropy Conference' held in the capital city New Delhi on September 5.
On the work front, Kangana’s film Manikarnika is going through a rough path these days. Last week, Sonu Sood walked out of the project citing troubles with Kangana Ranaut taking over the director’s seat. As a result, the makers had to rope in another actor to reshoot the portions of Sonu Sood’s character. Consequently, the budget of Manikarnika soared from Rs 60 crore to Rs 125 crore straight, courtesy reshoots and delays.
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The state of women in India is still in a bad shape as we are still struggling with very primitive things that we are fighting for such as equal rights, equal pay or equal work: #KanganaRanaut at the global sub-forum of 2nd XIN philanthropy conference in #Delhi #95Charity
(With ANI inputs)
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