The Superstar Shah Rukh Khan believes that the phrase ’empowering women’ is imprecise as women are already powerful and all they need is an equal status!
Recently, King Khan was seen walking the ramp with his co-star Anushka Sharma at the Mijwan Summer 2017 event presented by Shabana Azmi. There he was asked about women empowerment, he said “We keep talking about empowering the ladies, which is a misnomer according to me. It’s like saying ‘save the planet.’ You don’t save the planet, the planet saves you, and it is looking after you.”
Additionally, he said, “Similarly when we say, ’empower women’, there is nothing like empowering them. They are more powerful than us. All we need to do is, genuinely give all the ladies an even playing field. That’s all they are asking for. It’s an unfair world. It’s a man’s world. We have taken this for granted for too long. We need to offer them an even playing field. And Mijwan in its own fantastic way is doing the same thing. When learning is given to a woman it goes further and wider than a man. Women take it to the children, the society and everyone else.”
Shabana Azmi who presented this event was really impressed by his kind words towards women and praised SRK for giving women more space in his films. Further adding to this, she said, “Shah Rukh Khan acted in a film where he insisted on giving Deepika Padukone the credit title above him. At that time I had said, ‘it’s wonderful but what would be more wonderful if he did a women-centric film in which he had a smaller part. He went ahead and did ‘Dear Zindagi’”
Kudos to King Khan – SRK you have truly earned all our respect!