Twitter trolls Rani Mukerji for her "martial arts" comment

Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji might be a widely loved personality thanks to the charm she carries from the 90s and has still managed to win hearts on screen till date, but the actress definitely has a viewpoint on the ongoing Me Too movement which wasn't appreciated by most, including actresses Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone. She said women should learn to raise "their sons right" and "if they don't want it to happen, it won't happen". While everyone else expressed a knowledgeable view, Rani's view of women learning self-defence came across as dumb.

To which Rani added, "I think as a woman you have to be that power within yourself, you have to believe that you're so powerful that if you ever come into a situation like that you have the courage to say 'back off.' I think you have to have the courage to be able to protect yourself". Although there are a few who supported Rani's words, most of the reactions on social media appeared to be against her. She said, "Everyone is not constructed with that sort of DNA unfortunately. They feel cornered", Mukerji continued her tirade, "Those are the women we need to talk to and tell them that they need to change themselves".

Anushka, Alia and Deepika during the discussion showcased solidarity in their opinions, whereas, Rani Mukherji had an opposing point. Rani continued to wax eloquent about how women should learn martial arts as Deepika rightly asked, "Why even bring it to a point where girls should learn self-defence?"

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While the other present actors lauded the movement, Rani quipped up with the classic victim-shaming line, saying, "You have to have the courage to protect yourselves". To which, Anushka replied, "But, then again, it's like we're talking about what women need to change rather than the other way round".

But Rani, who made her way to the conference for her role in Hitchki as a teacher who stands tall for her rowdy students, made a point which appeared very weird to most people.

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