With ‘Be Bold For Change’ as the theme for International Women’s Day this year, Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu took to social media to share a self-defense video. In today’s day and age, where rape and molestation are one of the dark realities for women, this video is a must-have and self-liberating.
The video also has the ‘PINK’ actress talking about how, instead of reacting, women freeze out when touched inappropriately. She even asks everyone to use their own body parts to protect themselves and finally demonstrates the stunt with the ‘Khiladi’ actor.
She says in the video, “I fail to understand how weak are we that we can’t protect ourselves. When someone touches us, our mind doesn’t work. When a man comes and touches our breast or back, we freeze, and they take advantage of that moment and do whatever they want.”
Adding, “To answer this, we should know what to do. Throw a stone and run, kick, use your hands… Your body parts are your weapons. Use your ‘kohni’ (elbow), trust me it hurts a lot.”
Akshay tweeted the video and wrote alongside, “Don’t just freeze…ACT & REACT coz ur biggest weapon is with YOU! Watch, learn & show your move with #KohniMaar! Kya pata kab kaam aa jaye.”
Watch the video here:
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 6, 2017