We need to reassess things, says Kareena Kapoor after Mumbai gangrape

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 3:11pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
The 32-year-old actor feels media has a responsibility to disseminate information and at the same time highlight the guilty but "cinema cannot provide a solution to any problem in general."

In the backdrop of the Mumbai gangrape case, actress Kareena Kapoor feels that its time to reassess things and bring in stricter laws to ensure women safety in India.

"Its difficult to be secure in India. It is not safe. I think we need to change our laws, we need to reassess things.

Because the youth of the country is in anger... I am hoping through them we will be able to reassess laws of this nation," Kareena said.

"These unfortunate incidents used to happen in small places.. and now in Mumbai. Rapes are happening all over the country..there are places where things are not getting reported... May be I feel it is because of lack of education," she said.

"My sister has a six-year-old daughter so we want her to be safe when she grows up. And I am hoping that when she grows up there will be some kind of change in the society at least by then she would be 16," she added.

The 32-year-old actor feels media has a responsibility to disseminate information and at the same time highlight the guilty but "cinema cannot provide a solution to any problem in general."

"Cinema is not meant to do something, the government must do something. We are actors we are not politicians. It is a bonus if there is an inspirational feeling among people after watching a film. But ultimately its a film so it is meant to entertain people," she said.

On August 22, a 23-year-old photo journalist was gangraped by five men in the desolate Shakti Mills Compund in Lower Parel here when she went there on an assignment alongwith her male colleague.


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