As women have started to speak about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault on both Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #metoo, words of support and empowerment have been widespread from all corners.
The trending hashtag is a powerful one aimed at illustrating that anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment. Many Hollywood actresses and artists have taken on to social media supporting the initiative.
Kangana Ranaut, who is known to be fiercely outspoken about women rights, was all over twitter with people talking about how they find her inspiring when very few woman at that position decide to speak about such issues. Many people took to twitter and started the trend #Kanganatoo talking about how Kangana is a fighter and has spoken about being subjected to physical abuse, exploitation and sexual harassment.
When we reached out to the actress who is embroiled in legal battles and controversies for her outspoken nature and asked if she would continue to voice her opinions or somewhere regrets being vocal about social vices, Kangana Ranaut said, “It’s a deliberate stand that I have taken against issues that I strongly condemn, issues like physical abuse, exploitation, sexual harassment and pay disparity. I am prepared for all the fights that would come my way. I know like-minded individuals, my well-wishers worry about me but we need to know that it’s not going to be an easy life for us and our generation might not even benefit from our fights and efforts in this direction but we are who we are because of the ones who fought for us way before us and that’s how the river of humanity has been flowing. I am super thrilled that I can use my voice and position for significant causes and I assure everyone that nothing will stop me from doing that.”
Kangana Ranaut has always been vocal on her take on sexism and gender bias within and outside the industry though it has cost her many films and relationships in the industry.
On the professional front, Kangana Ranaut will be next seen as Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.