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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana Comes in Support of #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of harassment

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Was confident of my film choices: Ayushmann Khurrana. (Wikimedia Commons)

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has supported the #MeToo movement by saying that men should understand what consent is.

Ayushmann visited the PVR Citi Mall here on Saturday to know the audience’s reaction for his latest film “Badhaai Ho”.

Reacting to the #MeToo campaign that has gathered momentum in India, especially in Bollywood, Ayushmann told media: “The #MeToo movement is a good movement, but at the same time, I feel both parties should be given equal opportunities to share their account and to prove their innocence. Having said that, I feel women should be respected and they shouldn’t be harassed.

“There should be stringent rules at every workplace. It is not only about workplace, but I think that the code of conduct should be followed in every sphere of society, be it our family or where we live.”

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced the formation of a committee of four retired judges and a lawyer to examine all issues emanating from #MeToo, a movement against sexual harassment.

Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana. (Wikimedia Commons)

Actors like Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan have also taken a firm stand against their colleagues, who have been accused in sexual harassment cases.

Asked whether these kind of measures are necessary to curb harassment at workplace, Ayushmann said: “I think we should have taken these measures long time ago, but whatever measures we have taken are absolutely correct.

“Women should feel safe whether it’s in journalism or sometimes we go to shoot, our films are in outdoor locations. We shoot there till late nights and not a single woman should feel unsafe there and men should understand what consent is and without that, you cannot do anything to anyone.

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“No one can touch other person without his or her consent and if anyone does that, then strict action should be taken against that individual.”

The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of harassment. (IANS)

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I’m Not so Much of a Materialistic Person, Says Actor Ayushmann Khurrana

The actor is now gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Bala", which also stars Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar

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Was confident of my film choices: Ayushmann Khurrana. (Wikimedia Commons)

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he would like to keep scripts of his films “Vicky Donor” and “Andhadhun” in a locker and preserve them.

Asked if given a locker system what are the things he would like to keep secured, Ayushmann said he would like to secure his collection of expensive watches, passport and documents of his house in the locker.

He added: “I am not so much of a materialistic person, but I would keep scripts of ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Andhadhun’ in the locker and preserve them. Or gifts from my wife which she gave me during our early years.”

The actor, who was shooting an ad for Godrej homelockers added: “I have always done out-of-the-box work and what might not have worked for others, became my USP in terms of choosing scripts.”

Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana. (Wikimedia Commons)

Ayushmann said that “Vicky Donor” and “Andhadhun” has been some of the rare unconventional films that people still remember and like to watch.

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“I will always remain thankful to the people associated with the film for life. Hence without a second thought, these script is something I would love to treasure in the locker”, says Ayushmann.

The actor is now gearing up for the release of his upcoming film “Bala”, which also stars Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar. (IANS)