Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon has batted for safety of women and says that steps need to be taken aggressively against those who are guilty of harassing women.
The actress on April 22 shared a clipping of a newspaper and captioned it: “To some of those who found ‘Maatr’ queasy… That was the intention, to disturb. But below is harsh reality. Time to Act. Maneka Gandhi BJP.”
Politician Maneka Gandhi, who is the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, said: “Yes, Raveena Tandonji. I am also as appalled by such incidents. We are working to change the mindset through a number of initiatives.”
To which Raveena replied: “Yes ma’am. law amendments, steps need to be taken aggressively. Fast track courts, non-bailable offences, eg set in conviction if proved guilty.”
Raveena’s latest release “Maatr” highlights the failure of the judiciary to deliver justice in crimes against women.
It has been shot in Delhi and Haryana. The film, directed by Ashtar Sayyed, also features Hasan Malik, Madhur Mittal, Divya Jagdal, Shailender Goyal, Anurag Arora, Saheem Khan and Rushad Rana in key roles.
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