The docu-film ‘India’s Daughter’ based on the gang rape of a student in Delhi on 16 Dec, 2012 has been the talk of the town recently. While many eminent and important people have expressed their views about it, many have kept their silence.
‘Mardaani’ star Rani Mukerji is not one to remain quiet about a burning issue. She has opened up about the documentary and has said that the statements of the rape convicts and one of their lawyers have not surprised her at all. Rani claims that these statements show the mind-sets of these men who have not been taught to respect women.
“Why are you shocked? It actually goes to say that this is actually how these men are brought up. And I’m sure, all these men have definitely grown up in families where the women have not been respected at all…their own mothers would not have been respected by the father. The father must never be giving her a chance to even speak up. So while they see young women who are setting out of their houses to pursue their dreams, they are stuck in their own concocted cultural beliefs,” she said in an interview with Hindustan Times.
Rani has also claimed that her parents had never been worried about her safety years ago, as in the present times distrust in the society has increased hugely. She also rued the fact that the image of the country has been marred by such horrific incidents and the positive things generally go unnoticed while the negative ones get highlighted. “When I travel abroad and talk to people I feel that so many good things about our country don’t get discussed. There are going to be good and bad everywhere,” she said.