Superstar Shah Rukh Khan known for his chivalrous attitude had just made a statement in which the actor has described that nobody has dared to misbehave with a woman on his film sets. SRK who has just been conferred with a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos alongside Hollywood VIPs Cate Blanchett and Elton John, was addressing BBC World News on sexual orientation correspondence in Bollywood and cultural differences in India. Amidst the seething debate over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in Hollywood, Shah Rukh was inquired as to whether he has seen any sexual offense in the Hindi film industry and made a move on it. To which SRK replied at "HARDtalk on BBC World News" show.
At a level when I'm making films or working in films, we are very clear about the attitude to women. Even the smallest aspects, of the names coming first in title, which is not going to do anything, but the kind of respectability. Even this small thing needs to be done just to bring about the equality... Just see what we've reduced ourselves to. You know, to put a girl's name in front just to show what little guys we are, thinking of them as equals.Furthermore, it is sad and is strangely dichotomous when you're discussing creativity, and you have young men and young ladies working together. A transcript of the meeting was given to IANS by BBC.
I have never personally, first hand and nobody, if I may say, nobody dared misbehave with a woman on my set, I am very clear on that. On inter-communal tensions and divisions that the world has been observing in modern-day India, the actor said: "There will be dissent for everything and I think, like you would also believe and we all believe, there has to be a discussion on it.Shah Rukh accepts there can't be a radical standoff when there is contradict.
I think you can have a discussion and then you can talk about it in our country - we are the biggest democracy - and if you are the biggest democracy, dissent is a part and parcel of that and as much is discussion. So, when you have a story and you know when you go out sometimes, there's dissent, but as a filmmaker, as a citizen of a country and the world, you know when there's dissent, can we just have a little bit of discussion about it and sort it out instead of you know taking standoff positions... So it is possible.The episode will air on Wednesday night.