Back in 2018, the Me Too movement saw an uproar all over the country across fields of cinema and media. Many names of prolific film-makers, actors and artists came out who were accused of sexual misconduct by their colleagues. Many actors like Sonam K Ahuja, Farhan Akhtar and more came out in support of the Me Too survivors and demanded punishment for the perpetrators.
Amidst so much support from the industry, one of the superstars, Sunny Deol ended up getting trolled for his controversial comment on Me Too movement.
Back in 2018, Sunny had said, "Let the world be. Let’s not hunt for things. Why do we need to get into why they haven’t come across or somebody has come across or this is what the world is doing. That’s the problem, everything has to be brought out.”
Post this, Sunny was termed as irresponsible for making a contentious comment about the powerful movement. Now, in a recent interview with Zoom TV, Sunny has reacted on his comment and has clarified his stand on the same.
Sunny expressed that he truly believes in what is wrong will remain wrong. He also mentioned that he respects women tremendously and that there was a time when in his films if his sister told him that she was touched inappropriately, he would say that he would rip the person’s arm apart. Thus, Sunny mentioned about his upbringing in an environment where he was taught to respect women. He even mentioned that he doesn’t like things being misused and didn’t want the Me Too movement to also fall prey to such trap. Sunny was firm in his message which stated that a guy who is wrong should be punished and that is it.
Sunny said, “I am a guy who would say when I was doing films, my sister comes and tells me, “that guy inappropriately touched me”, I would tell her, “let me rip apart his arm.”
That time everybody said so gross, how can you do it. I said, if anybody touches my sister, I’ll rip their arm apart. That’s what we believe in so what is wrong is wrong. That’s what my basic question is, my answer is that. Now we’re talking about it, it just goes on to the judgemental thing, that people misuse it, use it. Ye sabko samajh hai and the industry knows about it and when people know about it, people should instead of getting into it, they should take their call and not interact with these kinds of people or they should avoid it. Jo cheez galat hai wo galat hai and that can never change. And a guy who needs to be punished should be punished. Period.”
On the work front, Sunny Deol will be seen with debut actor Karan Kapadia in Behzad Khambata’s film Blank.
The film is about a young guy who is accused of terrorist attacks but has no memory of it and claims to be innocent. Blank is slated to release on May 3, 2019. Also, Sunny Deol is also gearing up for the launch of his son, Karan Deol with his directorial film, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.