Sonam Kapoor and Varun Dhawan lash out over Delhi rape case

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 10, 2014 17:03 IST

Actor Sonam Kapoor has strongly condemned the recent sexual assault on a young woman by a taxi driver in the capital and said that Mumbai is safer than Delhi for women. While actor Varun Dhawan says it's 'irritating' to hear about rape incidents in the country and wonders when India will do something about it.

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver Friday night after she took the cab around 9.30 p.m. from Vasant Vihar area in New Delhi.

"It's an awful thing to have happened. Women are generally not safe in Delhi as compared to Mumbai," Sonam said here Tuesday at the DVD launch of her film Khoobsurat.

Reacting on Delhi government's decision to ban "all activities" by Uber company in the national capital, Sonam said: "Honestly, it's not the fault of the cab company. It's fault of a government in a lot of ways because they have given a character certificate to the cab driver".

"So the punishment and the rules have to be more stringent from government's side. Are you saying that if rape takes place in a public transport vehicle, they are going to ban public transport?

"I think it works either way. Neeyat insan ki change honi chahiye (mentality of a person should change). You can't ban things," she added.

"The rape incident that just came to light in Delhi is shameful for the country. It's honestly very irritating when you keep hearing about it and you are like why are we not doing something about this?"

"When will India do something about this," said Varun at the Times Litfest in Mumbai on Monday.

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