Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan opined that we could combat violence against women only if the men are ready to change. Aamir, whose latest flick Dhoom 3 collected a whopping Rs. 530 crores in the box office, said this in a video message to endorse the One Billion Rising Campaign.
A movement to stop violence against women, One Billion Rising Campaign actively organized many street plays and other workshops last year to generate awareness about violence against women. In the video message, Aamir also said that domestic violence shows one's cowardice than masculinity. The Dhoom 3 star explained, "I believe that to combat violence against women, we men will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice." Hopefully Aamir Khan's presence in the campaign will generate more publicity for the cause.
Kamla Bhasin who leads the campaign for South Asia stated, "Last year on 14 February, about one billion people in 207 countries rose, sang and danced to this demand. But gang rapes, molestations, dowry deaths, abuse and many more such violence against women have continued."
Aamir Khan has always stood for women's rights and through his show Satyameva Jayate, he tried to bring an awareness against female foeticide and rape.