Kangana Ranaut reacts to Rani Mukerji's opinion on #MeToo
Kangana Ranaut reacts to Rani Mukerji's opinion on #MeTooVarinder Chawla

After Rani Mukerji received a lot of flak for her opinion on #MeToo movement, Kangana Ranaut reacted to her remarks.

Although Rani was vehemently trolled and criticised on social media after she said that women should take responsibility for their own well-being, Kangana appears to be in support of what the Mardaani actress said.

"People who need support, who need to be empowered, we must empower but agar Rani Laxmi Bai jaise ladkiyan agar humari society humein de sakti hai toh why not, unko discourage nahi karna chahiye. 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," Pinkvilla quoted Kangana as saying when asked to comment on Rani's statement.

"Empowerment who need, they should be empowered but not necessarily everyone needs. Some people can give empowerment also. Some people are givers, the ones who can should be encouraged to give strength, people who are working with NGOs," the actress added.

At Rajeev Masand's The Actresses Roundtable 2018, Rani had opined that women should be powerful and courageous enough to directly say "back off" to anyone who tries to harm them. She had further stressed that all women should learn martial arts and take responsibility for their own safety.

Rani's views did not go down well with many social media users, who accused her of being in the same lot of people who blame the victims instead of the perpetrators in #MeToo cases.

Meanwhile, Kangana is busy with promotions of her upcoming movie Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi. The historical drama is slated for release on January 25, alongside Hrithik Roshan's Super 30.