Senior BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha clarifies his comment about Me Too Movement and says he appreciate and applaud the women, who have come forward with guts and courage. Veteran actor Shatrughan Singh along with his wife Poonam Sinha graced the author Dhruv Somani’s book launch.
During the event senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha jokingly said that behind a successful man’s fall was a woman, in reference to Me Too Movement, which has rocked the entire film fraternity. Sinha said, “Today is the time of Me Too, 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…I really call myself fortunate that in today’s times, despite everything that I’ve done, my name hasn’t come out in the Me Too movement. Hence, I listen to my wife and often take her as a shield with me so that even if there’s nothing, I can show, ‘I am happily married, my life is good’”
However when asked whether trivialising ordeal of women with smart and funny remarks is called for or not, Shatrughan Sinha clarified his comment. He said, “Don’t take it otherwise…Please take it with a plain sense of humour. I highly appreciate and applaud the women, who, better late than never, have come forward with guts and courage and I salute their courage and guts”
“But beyond that, I don’t want to go further at this hour because it’s a book launch event and we should not cross our limits. But having said this, I understand what you are saying and I am highly supportive of what you said”