Actor Raveena Tandon who essayed the role of a woman who rises against all odds, after going through mental and physical torture at the hands of her husband, in her last film ‘Shobhna’s Seven Nights’ says that she feels strongly about the way men treat women. “I am a daughter and I have a daughter. Sometimes I wonder where this inhuman behaviour comes from. At times when I am waiting at signals and I see some boys torturing a stray dog, I can foresee that these kids will eventually turn into future sadists. What is really required is for parents to teach their children basic things like love and compassion. And compassion comes from roots.” Talking from personal experience, Raveena narrates an incident which was quite disturbing. “Once I was invited as a judge for a reality show on a popular music channel along with actor Arjun Rampal and designer Manish Malhotra. There was no security there. While the three of us were walking towards our seats, some guy standing next to me passed an awful comment about me. My immediate reaction was anger and I slapped the guy because of his comments. In response, the group of guys went to the bar, got liquor bottles and poured it over me. Arjun started hitting the man and Manish covered me. It is something that I can never get out of my mind because of the humiliation I had to face. If I hadn’t hit the guy maybe nothing that occurred later would have happened. But my question is why should any girl take this kind of behaviour lying down? I believe it is entirely the government’s responsibility to make women feel safe in our country. It is important to eradicate illiteracy, which is also a major cause of such problems,” Raveena says. The actor says that she is deliberately keeping away from films because she has been offered ‘shoddy work in mainstream cinema’ and will take up offers that ‘allow me to maintain my dignity’.
Raveena is 100% right it is the governments duty to provide safety to women.The parents are also responsible for the bad behavior of their children . They must inculcate morl and good behavior in their childern right from the cradle. They should be rewarde for good behavior and punished for bd. Our Society owes a duty towards women in general to show them respect. No woman deserves insults or injury to her pride in private or public place. We must groom our children and train them with care to respect women.
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