The recent attacks on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali left Indian film industry breathing fire. Echoing a similar sentiment, actor Kay Kay Menon says violence should not be tolerated at all.
“I guess that is the way people operate and they do it for little fame. The system needs to put a check on them, no one can do it individually and violence shouldn’t be tolerated at all,” says Menon.
Menon, vehemently believes that a system should be in place where wrong-doers are punished immediately. “For any kind of damage or violence, there should be a legal court which can give extreme punishments to those who indulge in it. In time of mobile camera, the proof is easily available. Once you start doing that, the solutions will be provided within days,” he says.
The actor who made his debut in 1995 with Naseem, has been part of films such as Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008), Gulaal (2009), Shahid (2012) and Haider (2014), says every time the actor felt stagnancy seeping in his career, he did something better. The actor will soon be seen in a film based on the mysterious sinking of the PNS Ghazi submarine.
“Being stagnant is a state of mind and my mind is very fertile. Whenever I have felt stagnant, I have broken the mindset and tried to do something more interesting. I don’t strategise beyond what is given to me and keep things simple. This does nothing but waste your energy and I avoid doing it at all times,” he says.