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There is too much intolerance in India, says Gauahar Khan

The "Begum Jaan" actress says there should be stricter laws to prevent crime against women.


By   |  Updated On : April 20, 2017 09:29 PM

Kolkata :  

After delivering a powerfull performance in 'Begum Jaan' as Rubina, Gauahar Khan has received lot of appreciation from critics. But the actress feels her country still lack somethings.

Talking about women empowerment, Gauahar feels India still needs to work on empowering the status of women.

Recently in talks with PTI she said she feels that the country is going backwards and there is too much intolerance.

"I wonder if as a country India is moving backward in the name of moving forward. There is too much of intolerance. People in politics should calm down," Gauhar told PTI when asked about moral policing in India.

Also Read: Gauahar Khan says Vidya Balan-starrer 'Begum Jaan' is like career breakthrough for her

The "Begum Jaan" actress says there should be stricter laws to prevent crime against women.

"If the government can't make stricter laws, crime against women won't stop. Yes, certain things have changed in the past 70 years. Women are more vocal now. If I talk about myself, I can make choices that I want.But if you consider the overall scenario, mindset of certainsets of people need to change," she says. 

First Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 08:49 PM



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