“Shaktimaan’ fame Mukesh Khanna faces criticism for saying women aren’t equal to men

Mukesh Khanna

Chennai: Veteran actor Mukesh Khanna, best known for shows ‘Shaktimaan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, has said that the #MeToo movement began because women started thinking of themselves as equal to men. He said that it is the duty of women to take care of the household.

In a video, he says, “The problem of #MeToo began when women started working.” He adds: “The job of a woman is to take care of the house. The problem of #MeToo began when women started working. Today, women talk about walking shoulder-to-shoulder with men.” His comments were widely criticised on Twitter.

Divyanka Tripathi said, “How regressive and outdated is that! It is cringeworthy when people in respectable positions make such remarks. Misogyny may be a result of a traumatic memory or past. That’s the only benefit of the doubt I can think of. With due respect – I condemn this statement of Mukesh ji.”

Singer Chinmayi said, “Ayya…. Actor Mukesh Khanna said #MeToo was because women started working. Not because men couldn’t control their hands remote controlled by their genitals and violence. Ok, Uncle…. Honestly – I am getting tired of some people who are at a particular mental age. They wont change, not see sense, won’t learn, neither will they keep their toxicity to themselves. Thalaiezhuthu. I wonder if one should even invest any time in explaining.”

Supporting Chinmayi, Radikaa Sarathkumar posted, “So true, their stupidity is appalling. Worst is getting away with it.”


NT Bureau