Recently Mukesh Khanna, who played the iconic role of Shaktiman in the popular show in the 90s, has been criticized for making regressive statements about increasing ‘Me Too’ cases.
He blamed women for the rise in sexual harassment cases against them and said that women are only meant to do household work. While blaming women for the rise in sexual harassment cases against them, he said:
“Problem kaha se shuru hue hai #MeToo ki jab aurato nein bhi kaam karna shuru kar diya”
But what was shocking was that like many male chauvinists, our childhood superhero Mukesh Khanna, blames women for all bad experiences and crimes against them.
In an undated interview to Filmy Charcha, he can be heard saying:
“Aurat ki rachna alag hoti hai aur mard ki alag hoti hai. Aurat ka kaam hai ghar sambhalna. Problem kaha shuru hui #MeToo ki? Jab auraton ne bhi kaam karna shuru kar diya. Aaj aurat aadmi ke sath kandhey se kandha milane ni baat karti hai. Problem yahi se shuru hoti hai. Sabse pehle jo member suffer karta hai woh ghar ka bachcha suffer karta hai jisko maa nahi milti,”
He further continues:
(Women say) main bhi wohi karungi jo mard karta hai. Nahin, mard mard hai, aurat aurat hai.
Actor turned right wing rabble rouser Mukesh Khanna says women going out to work and thinking of being equal to men is cause of #metoopic.twitter.com/1sZ37GudTy
Mukesh Khanna is the cautionary tale of how living in the past glory can be dangerous. His attention-seeking words reek of desperation .He wants to get validated by more misogynistic men & be hailed as a hero that he never was. Media needs to stop normalising such sexist men
What the fuck? Did he actually say that #MeToo ‘s root cause is women started to work with men? Really? this is the guy we enjoyed as shaktiman who has now ruined our childhood image lol piece of shit https://t.co/GQafMmSPBt
???????? Itne murkh log aapko uss side hi milenge, why it’s always womens duty to look after their child, children’s are shared responsibility of both, secondly, its solely women’s decision to work or not, we can just accept it but denying it is certainly a violation of FR. https://t.co/k0wwEfLXXm