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”
Deepika saying not everyone is constructed with the same DNA to have the courage to protect themselves is agreeable— Namjohn (@knjoonation) December 30, 2018
Rani Mukherjee is that friend in group discussion round of placement who thinks speaking more will get more brownie points. https://t.co/56LkqRX6y2— 🇮🇳Pandey🇮🇳 (@Jhalla_wallah) December 30, 2018
Young mothers be like "Okay let's find out where do they teach martial arts to toddlers in the city for my 2 year old daughter so that she can defend herself"— ReeeEEEEEEEEeeeeee (@smaksjruakroa) December 30, 2018
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 physicsl means(martial arts).Such situations need to be tackeled with presence of mind..#MeToo is not only about rapes but much more— 💜Gucci king💜 (@Mansi_7147) December 30, 2018
Ok. So you can't tell hundreds of mothers that they shouldn't bring up misogynistic sons but you want to tell millions of girls out there to compulsorily learn martial arts and defend themselves? This is nothing but victim shaming and blaming.— Sumeet Kaur (@Sumeetkaur102) December 30, 2018
Shame on you, Rani Mukerji! https://t.co/cfvn74fzPM
I'm cringing my soul out! Rani's take on #Metoo is the worst thing I have ever heard, she's basically saying that the victims should change but not the other way around. Annoying as fuck that she didn't let Anu & Deepika talk... #RaniMukerji pic.twitter.com/du5ieVYhW1— ♡ (@bollypardesi) December 30, 2018
Rani has no point and no idea!!— A Khan (@Tennessee_US) December 30, 2018
Much needs to happen for society clean up and revamping mindset!!
The Day accounatability and punishment starts across the board - polictical, influential and rich spoiled brats get due punishment.. society will improve!!! 👍✌️🙏
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— AYUSHI (@me_ayu_) December 30, 2018
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