At a recent event, the star came forward to oppose the threats issued to ‘Padmavati’ actress Deepika Padukone and said patriarchy in the society needs to be “attacked” while drawing instances from her own life.
The star who never minces words was asked at an event on Thursday night, to share her thoughts on the same, to which she said, “It is absolutely wrong, but I feel it is not something which is very surprising. When my sister was in school, she faced an acid attack from a student and now when I am in a professional environment, a superstar is trying to put me behind bars. So, this is very common that happens in our society. I feel we should not attack individuals, we should attack patriarchy and chauvinism. For individuals, we can call them out and say whatever you are doing is not right.”
“But I feel this is not restricted only to boys, it implies to girls as well, so we have to attack that viewpoint and we are doing it whether with our work, speech or films. And that is why I feel films are an important medium because we as an industry can reach out to people only through our films,” she added.