Coming down heavily on the trolls against Zaira Wasim who spoke about a man harassing her on a flight, actor Kangana Ranaut said we should encourage women and not judge them when they speak about harassment.
“The backlash this young girl is getting is so upsetting. Instead of lauding a girl for speaking up, people are judging and questioning her.”
While there has been an enormous amount of support from sections of public and Zaira Wasim’s colleagues from the industry, there has also been a constant criticism against her reaction to the apparent incident and doubts have been raised at the authenticity of her claims.
Kangana. known to be a strong headed woman has become an inspiration for many youngsters. When asked if she is scared to get into controversies for speaking out, the national award winning actor said, “If I don’t talk, someone else will. It is not that if I don’t talk and act like an ostrich, no one will bring it to notice. I have always had options (to let things go) but I wont succumb to that.”
Further elaborating she added, “The intention is never to be disliked. There might be a wrong impression of me for taking a stand today but may be 10-14 years down the line, I know I will be respected for my stand and my convictions, if not loved.”
Kangana was speaking at an event held to launch Shobhaa De’s book.