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Now men think twice before harassing women: Preity Zinta

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Mumbai, Nov 19; Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace.

“Working on Kavach safety men said to me if women want 2B safe they should not go out – After the #MeToo movement same people are worried & say – Kal ki Sweetu aaj ki MeToo ho Sakti hai ! Now men think twice before harassing a woman at work. Isn’t Prevention better than cure? This is the power of the Me too movement & it’s an encouraging start to a big change for the future,” the actress said in a statement.

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The controversy started when one of her video interviews went viral online where she commented on the #MeToo Movement.

When asked about her opinion on the #MeToo movement Preity said: “I think it is important for women and men to use it for the right thing because there are men and women that would use their position of power for their advantage. But I do feel bad when women are using it when it is not that serious or for personal vendetta or for publicity.”

Asked if she has ever faced any sexual harassment in the film industry, Preity told the interviewer: “No I haven’t… I wish I had. So that I had an answer to tell you as to how,” and then she laughed.

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“This is a very relevant question because people treat you like the way you want to be treated,” she added.Her response to the matter did not go well with the large audience especially on social media and she started getting flak.

The movement gained momentum in the last few months in India where several Bollywood actresses and budding filmmakers and writers shared about their harassment at the workplace by powerful people in the industry.

Earlier in the day, she wrote on Twitter: “Really sad to see how the interview is edited to trivialize and be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed, I expected decency & maturity from a journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day and only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed.”

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Kerala Government Promises High Court; Will allot 2 days exclusively for women in Sabarimala

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New Delhi: Kerala government on Friday advised the Kerala High Court that it might take steps to ensure entry of women on the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government stated that they may be prepared to allot two days solely for entry of girls inside the temple. Four women have filed a petition in Kerala High Court in search of police protection for Sabarimala go to. They have sought guidelines from the court to state government to ensure protection and reserve days to facilitate only girls’s access inside the temple. The temple is slated to remain open until December 26, followed by way of some other month-long window till January 20, for an annual pilgrimage.

Many girls, together with social activists and journalists, have tried to attain the hilltop shrine in Sabarimala on account that Supreme Court’s verdict on September 28, in which, the apex courtroom allowed the entry of girls between the age group of 10-50 to go into the shrine. Protestors have however blocked the access of women and instead, urged the country government to take felony steps to revert the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The devotees believe that Lord Ayyappa is living in the Sabarimala in a nation of everlasting celibacy and women inside the menstruating age group have been banned from coming into the shrine. A Supreme Court bench, headed via former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but, ordered that women have to be allowed to go into the temple, bringing up gender equality.

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Baby Girl in India miraculously survived even after being ‘run over’ by Train; Watch Video

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This is a one year old girl’s great scrape from death in India.

She dropped onto the tracks moments before a train got here roaring through the station in Uttar Pradesh state.

Remarkably, the one-yr-old survived.

Footage confirmed the baby’s body fitting smartly among the rails, that means the train surpassed over her with out inflicting any harm.

Her mom had in advance accidentally dropped her among the platform and the carriage as she was getting off any other train.

The incident happened in Mathura on Tuesday.

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Irrfan was my acting school: Mithila Palkar

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Mumbai, Nov 23; Mithila Palkar says acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was like an “acting school” for her when she worked with him in “Karwaan”.The movie features Irrfan and Dulquer Salman.

On her experience of working with two well-known actors in the industry, Mithila said in a statement: “Initially it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.

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“I have never been to an acting school and on the sets of ‘Karwaan’, Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.”

Mithila also revealed her current favourite in Bollywood is Alia Bhatt. She feels Alia carries out brilliant roles with ease, and that really inspires her to push herself to perform better.

“Karwaan”, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will air on Sony Max on Saturday.

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