Time and again Shah Rukh Khan has proved himself to be stern about his views on respecting women and been constantly talking about it. He strongly condemns women exploitation and when it comes to his own sons – Abram and Aryan, he is not reluctant.
In a recent interview to Femina, Shah Rukh said,
“I tell Aryan and even AbRam to never hurt a woman. If you do, I’ll behead you. And no, times have not changed. A girl is not your chhadi-buddy; show some respect.”
He even asks his son to speak to women with due respect. In his interview he asks Aryan to not address a girl using ‘tu-tadak’. “Tu pizza le aa, tu idhar aa is not how you address women. Show some respect”, he said.
Shah Rukh Khan has maintained the philosophy of respecting women not only in his personal life but in his professional life too. He
“refuses to work in films where women aren’t respected”
Referring to a personal incident from the sets of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, he said,
“Adi (director Aditya Chopra) and I always have fights over dialogue where I’m supposed to say to my mother in Punjabi, ‘Tu kya kar rahi hai.’ How can I address my screen mother with ‘tu’—but they forced me to in Jab Tak Hai Jaan“.
Incidents which took place recently in cities like Bengaluru and Delhi, are a living example of women oppression in India. And social awareness of celebrities somehow can give us hope to experience India where women are safer.