Big B speaks out on #MeToo on birthday

Big B speaks out on #MeToo on birthday

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan greets fans who had gathered outside his bungalow on his 76th birthday, in Mumbai on Thursday. PTI

On the day he turned 76, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan finally spoke out on the #MeToo movement and said women should never be subjected to any misbehaviour or disorderly conduct, especially at her work place.

"Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law. Discipline and civic, social and moral curriculums should be adopted at a very early educational level. Women, children and the weaker sections of our society are the most vulnerable. They need to be under special protective care," Bachchan said in an interview posted on Twitter.

"It has been most heartening to see women representations in most work vocations on the increase in our country. It would be an unrepairable blemish if we are not able to provide them the welcome they deserve and the dignity of the security of their presence," the veteran actor said.

Bachchan had come under criticism for dodging a question on the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar issue a few days ago and refusing to post anything on social media on the #MeToo movement.

"Neither is my name Tanushree nor is it Nana Patekar so how can I answer your question?" he had said.

A day ago, his daughter-in-law, actress-supermodel Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had said, "I think it is a good sign how the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum. However, I would refrain from commenting on any specific case as that would be irresponsible on our part. At least some of these cases would become sub judice soon. So, I don't think it would be proper to talk about any particular incident."