Rani Mukerji Slammed By Netizens For Her Opinion On #MeToo; Deepika Padukone And Alia Bhatt Applauded

During a recent round table conversation, actresses- Rani Mukerji, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, Anushka Sharma expressed their opinion on #MeToo. However, Mardaani actress is being slammed on social media for her viewpoint on the same

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Rani Mukerji Slammed By Netizens For Her Opinion On #MeToo; Deepika Padukone And Alia Bhatt Applauded
Looks like Rani Mukerji is the latest victim to netizen’s anger, thanks to her statement on #MeToo controversy. The actress is getting heavily slammed on social media. It all happened during Rajeev Masand’s round table coversation which comprised of Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu and Anushka Sharma, along with the Hichki actress. The actresses were asked about their opinion on #MeToo controversy, which was initiated by Tanushree Dutta and later shook the entire industry.

During the chat, the actresses were asked to express their opinion on #MeToo. Rani Mukerji had a different stance on it and said, “I think as a woman you have to be that powerful 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."

However, Deepika, Alia and Anushka didn’t agree with Rani’s point of view. Keeping her opinion ahead, Deepika said, “I don't think everyone is constructed with that sort of DNA,” Rani further added, “you have to take the responsibility of your own self." Deepika again countered saying, “But why to even bring it to the point where girls should learn self-defence.”

Rani concluded saying, “You can’t tell mothers how to bring up their children." Soon after the show, social media users didn’t take long to slam the Mardaani actress for her opinion.

A user wrote, “Didn’t know Rani Mukerji is so obnoxious and regressive and a complete non-listener. Proud of this young crop of actors @AnushkaSharma @deepikapadukone @aliaa08”

While another said, “seeing Rani Mukherjee talk about #MeToo and then comparing it to what Deepika and Anushka said about the cause.. you can clearly see the difference between the two generations”

Here are a few more tweets:

Agreeing to Deepika’s viewpoint a user wrote, “Rani is correct, self defence is must to know..but what deepika said is more practical..many a times there are situations which cannot be solved by physical means(martial arts).Such situations need to be tackled with presence of mind..#MeToo is not only about rapes but much more”


Slamming the actress for saying, girls should learn martial arts to protect themselves, a Twitterati wrote, “Ohh god I seriously can't believe she's saying this..I mean ok its very good to learn martial arts but I totally agree what the other ladies were saying..why to get to that stage itself...and at the time of incident girls usually get so scared that many times they can't act wisely.”

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