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I just give 'Item Numbers' to actresses, to reduce their shooting days and chances of harassment: Salman Khan

11, Oct 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

Mumbai: The #MeToo movement in India gained steam after Tanushree Dutta once again accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of a film back in 2008. Her interview gave courage to many others to speak out loud and since then, women from all walks of life have been vocal about the episodes that have happened with them. Next in line was Queen director Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee of Phantom Films, which has now been disbanded. many famed actors have been named by employees and collaborators of sexual harassments dealt out to them.1681093-salmankhan-1523339530-458-640x480

Salman Khan clarified his stance on the #MeToo movement by speaking to Faking News reporter. Salman said,” I never give bigger roles to female actors, and try to give them only Item numbers so that their no of shooting days are less and chances of sexual harassment cases on sets is very low. You can all of my last 5-6 films, never has the female character been given substantial role and there is a reason behind this. I have been supporting the #MeToo campaign much before it actually became a big campaign.”

Salman also added that Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan support the cause, even more, and that is the reason they work in fewer films so that they don’t get attracted to a woman on sets and harass her sexually. Well, we should also be proud of actors like Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor and Uday Chopra for staying in homes and not going to work on film sets where the dignity of a woman is always put to test.