‘Despite everything I’ve done, I’m fortunate my name hasn’t come out in the MeToo movement’
Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha says that although he had a reputation in the entertainment industry he is fortunate no one has outed him in the MeToo movement yet.
At the book launch of A Touch of Evil by Dhruv Somani. Sinha said, “Today is the time of #MeToo, 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.”
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He further added that using the ‘wife’ card to show his ‘happily married life’ has so far kept him from being named.
“I really call myself fortunate that in today’s times, tamam harkate karne kay bawajood (despite everything that I’ve done), my name hasn’t come out in the #MeToo 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.'”
“Even if anyone wants to say anything about me, please don’t say.”
Apparently, the actor was cracking a joke and told the media present at the launch to take his statements with a ‘sense of humour’. “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… 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. Having said this, I understand what you are saying and I am highly supportive of what you said.”
Earlier in an interview he had said that the movement had blown out of proportion and that he would continue working with director Subash Ghai irrespective of the rape accusation against him.
“If he is proven innocent, why not? Even if he is proven guilty, and he serves the punishment given to him, I’d work with him,” Sinha had said.