Mallika Sherawat hits back at Twitter user for blaming her films for violence against women
Actress Mallika Sherawat became a sensation across the country after starring in the 2004 blockbuster, Murder, opposite Emraan Hashmi. She subsequently went on to be featured in several notable films such as Darna Zaroori Hai, Welcome, including the Chinese film, The Myth, opposite international superstar Jackie Chan. She also had a big role in 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan's mega blockbuster, Dasavathaaram, while also making a special appearance in Simbu's Osthe. Having said that, Mallika Sherawat has hit back at a Twitter user for citing her films to be a reason for the rise in the number of cases of sexual violence against women. Angered by the comment, the popular actress said the mentality in such people needs to be changed.
The Twitter user had posted his statement in response to Mallika Sherawat's earlier tweet on the Hathras rape case. She had written, "Unless india reforms its medieval mindset towards women nothing will change #HathrasHorror #NirbhayaCase." The Twitter user responded, "But the kind of roles you have played in Bollywood movie contradict your statement. Don't you thing the kind of message you deliver through your movies also play an important role. Improvement should start from the person who is making the statement first." Mallika then shot back saying, "So the movies I act in are an invitation for rape!!! It's mentality like yours that make Indian society regressive for women! If you hv a problem wt my movies then Don't see them #nocountryforwomen."
So the movies I act in are an invitation for rape!!! It’s mentality like yours that make Indian society regressive for women! If you hv a problem wt my movies then Don’t see them #nocountryforwomen https://t.co/I5XdN7zAA6— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) October 7, 2020
Speaking to news agency PTI a while back, Mallika Sherawat had stated that she has been criticized in the past for her choice of roles. She said, "There were so many accusations and judgments on me. If you wear short skirts, kiss on the screen then you're a fallen woman with no morals. Men tend to take liberties with you. This happened with me too. I was thrown out of projects because heroes would say 'why can't you be intimate with me? You can do it on screen, what's the problem in doing that with me in private?' I've lost so many projects. It's very reflective of society, what women deal within our country."
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