Mumbai: Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday said that he is fortunate that his name has not come out in the #MeToo movement despite everything that he has done. Also Read - Shatrugan Sinha Slams OTT Censorship, Says 'Hurt Sentiments Is Such a Farce, Lame Excuse'
“I really call myself fortunate that in today’s times, tamam harkate karne kay bawajood (despite everything that I’ve done), my name hasn’t come out in the #MeToo movement. Hence, I listen to my wife and often take her as a shield with me so that even if there’s nothing, I can show, ‘I am happily married, my life is good,” Sinha said at the launch of the book “A Touch of Evil” by author Dhruv Somani in Mumbai. Also Read - Shatrughan Sinha Speaks About Rhea Chakraborty's Relationship With Mahesh Bhatt in Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case
He also invoked the popular quote “Behind every successful man, there is a woman”, suggesting that behind a successful man’s fall also is a woman. Also Read - Shatrughan Sinha is All Praises For Kangana Ranaut, Says People are 'Jealous of Her Success And Bravery'
“Today is the time of #MeToo, and there shouldn’t be any shame or hesitation to say that behind a successful man’s fall is a woman. Behind the troubles and infamy of successful men, there have been mostly women that I’ve seen in this movement,” he said.
Sinha said his wife, Poonam, is a “goddess” and his “everything”.
“Even if anyone wants to say anything about me, please don’t say,” he added.
The #MeToo movement hit Bollywood last year and saw several women coming out with their horror stories of sexual harassment and rape by actors and filmmakers from the industry.
When asked whether he was making fun of the movement, Sinha backtracked and said his statement should be taken in “right humour.”
“Don’t take it otherwise. Please take it with a plain sense of humour. I highly appreciate and applaud the women, who, better late than never, have come forward… I salute their courage and guts.
“But beyond that, I don’t want to go further at this hour because it’s a book launch event and we should not cross our limits. But having said this, I understand what you are saying and I am highly supportive of what you said,” he added.