Model-turned-actor Urvashi Rautela, who made her Bollywood debut with Sunny Deol-starrer Singh Saab the Great (2013) and was also seen in films like Sanam Re (2016), Great Grand Masti (2016), among others, feels that chemical castration will be good for rapist and pedophiles, as far as punishments are concerned.
In a statement to Hindustan Times, the actress said, “There is a growing sense of frustration in all walks of the society (throughout the world) on our collective failure to protect our women and children. I want to convey to women across the globe that they aren’t weak. They can fight for themselves and get justice. It’s one of the reasons why I agreed to do a film that has a strong female lead.” She further added, “Castration is intended to have a deterrent effect and prevent sexual offense.”
After a number of Hollywood actresses like Rose McGowan, Cara Delavigne, Lena Headey, Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, to name a few, had come forward to accuse the Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of various sexual assaults and share their stories have led many women across the globe to share their stories about how they have been physically abused by men on social media, using the hashtag #MeToo. While many have come out in open and shared their stories, Urvashi, on the other hand, feels that such crimes are serious and the victims deserve justice. ALSO READ: (Bigg Boss 11: Puneesh Sharma And Bandgi Kalra Kiss On Camera – Watch Video)
On the professional front, the actress is currently shooting for her upcoming movie, Hate Story 4. The film is based on real-life incidents and Urvashi will be essaying the role of a supermodel in the film. Speaking of her character, the actress said, “My role is dedicated to all those who been have been a victim of such crimes.” She further added, “I can understand the angst they feel. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman, you need to stand up for yourself. If you have been abused, you deserve justice. In our society, there is a lawful expectation that justice should occur, in that those who commit sexual offenses are held to account and appropriately punished.”