Kangana Ranaut doesn’t know to mince her words when it comes to calling out names in public. The actor said harassment can happen on several levels and she has faced toxic behaviour from many people in her career. Kangana has battled her way facing sexism, harassment and heartbreaks to emerge as one of the most powerful contemporary leading stars.
According to a recent report in Hindustan Times, Kangana opened up on the harassment faced by her explaining why you cannot expect another person to be responsible for your safety. “I was pinched on my butt in the middle of a group and that person was right there, looking at me. It was not even sexual, it was like ‘I did exactly what I was not supposed to do’. And looking me in the eye like ‘what are you going to do now?’ So, what do you expect?"
“I think somewhere we should tell the girls that there are a few rules. Don’t say ‘maybe,’ when you want to say ‘no’, it’s important. Your safety doesn’t mean you can do taekwondo and karate. It also means you go to someone who can save you; it may be a teacher, an uncle you trust, a friend, or the Mumbai Police, or go to the media, find a journalist and expose them,”, said Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana is currently gearing up for her ambitious epic-drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The actor underwent a rigorous and 'exhaustive’ physical and emotional exercise to tap into the character of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the key leaders in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The much ambitious period-drama features her in the titular role and has been directed by Krish and Kangana. The film releases on January 25.