Veteran Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji landed herself in an awkward situation when she made a statement about women’s safety and the #MeToo movement while participating in a roundtable conference.

Rani Mukherji’s stance, which reportedly irked a big segment of the audience was, “I think as a woman you have to be that powerful within yourself, you have to believe that you’re so powerful that if you ever come into a situation like that you have the courage to say ‘back off.’ I think you have to have the courage to be able to protect yourself. You have to take responsibility for your own self.”

And now, Fashion actress Kangana Ranaut has reacted to the statement of co-star Rani Mukherji in her own unique way when, during the promotion of her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, she was asked about her reaction.

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Kangana said, “People who need support, who need to be empowered, we must empower but if our society can produce a woman like Rani Laxmi Bai, then why not, they must not be discouraged. If they are strong women, we should not discourage women. I was 16-years-old when I filed my first FIR against sexual assault so there are people who can stand up for themselves, they shouldn’t be discouraged.”

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika . . . also stars Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai and Jisshu Sengupta as Gangadhar Rao. The film is all set to release on January 25, 2019.