Actor Akshay Kumar has come down strongly on sexual harassment of women, calling it a “national crisis”. He insists that the strictest punishment be meted out to offenders.
“I truly believe all men should be legally castrated for doing any wrong to any woman. We need to instil fear in the minds of those that dare to sacrifice an innocent woman’s life for their own desperate pleasure,” says the 46-year-old.
Akki, who has started self-defence classes for women in Mumbai, however says that just holding workshops is not enough. “It’s going to take more than disciplined workshops to stop this kind of national crisis. Also, all victims should be given a chance to carry on a normal healthy life, with no scrutiny at all,” he says.
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Professionally, Akshay is all set for the release of his next. Tell him that actor Salman Khan has said that he is the only star in their generation who has grown as an actor, and he returns the compliment saying, “This just proves why Salman is the great man that he is. I’m not very good at receiving compliments, ever.
"I get very shy and tend to avoid the subject, but I can’t ignore this. I will never forget this ... even if my career plummets. Salman deserves everything that he has been blessed with. He is the people’s hero.”