Kajol talks about rapes

Kajol, who hails from Bollywood is popular in Tamil cinema thanks to films like Minsara Kanavu and VIP 2. She has expressed happiness that people are now coming forward to talk about rapes and are even filing complaints, which was not the case before.

She said, “I think there is a lot being reported right now. There are a lot of talking and chatter about it right now. This chatter is good because I am hoping it will change the mindset of the entire country and society

It’s not new. It’s been happening from time immemorial but we are talking about it today and only now we have cases being reported. That’s the good thing.

According to Kajol, “It’s good that people are talking about it. Conversations and debates are happening and, yes, this mindset is being brought to light. Our society has been patriarchal for ages, so we have only recently started talking about it openly.

We are shining a big, strong spotlight on it and, hopefully, that will burn away some of the debate around it, some of the hard angles around it. Somewhere down the line burn our ideas also, of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man.”

“It’s strange that parents earlier were hesitant to even bring such incidents out in the public, thinking about their daughter’s future and the family’s reputation. At least, now we have started talking about it. We have realised now that the shame does not lie with the victim, it lies with the perpetrator,” she added.