Akshay Kumar at the launch of new Tata Xenon Yodha in Mumbai, Jan. 3. (Shashank Parade/PTI)
Akshay Kumar has slammed the molestation incident that took place on New Year’s eve in Bengaluru, calling it “truly shameful.” – @siliconeer #siliconeer #Bollywood #AkshayKumar #BangaloreMolestation #NewYearsEve #India #IndianWomen #BengaluruMolestation
Several women were allegedly molested despite huge police presence at a large gathering in Bengaluru during New Year’s Eve revelry.
The actor posted a video on Twitter, which he captioned, “The Bangalore incident makes me feel we are evolving backwards, from humans to animals, rather beasts because even animals are better! Truly shameful.”
Akshay said he found it disgusting that some people would justify it by blaming women for their choice of clothes.
“I am ashamed to be a human being today. I was returning from my New Year’s vacation with my four-year-old daughter in my arms when I learnt about the molestation incident in Bangalore. I don’t know how did you all feel about it, but my blood started boiling.
“I am a daughter’s father but even if I was not one, I feel if a society cannot respect its women, it doesn’t deserve to be called a humane society. What’s most disgusting is that people have the guts to justify such shameful acts by criticizing women for their choice of clothes,” Akshay said.
The actor is the latest Bollywood celebrity to express his concern over the incident that has snowballed into a huge controversy.
The star, a father of two, also said, “Women should not consider themselves inferior to men… Just be fearless, be alert and learn self-defense.”