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Farhan Akhtar Writes An Open Letter On Rape To His Daughter

Bollywood has been coming up with movies like Akira and Pink, bringing out the tortures and ill-treatment done with the females in the country. Not disconnected with this, is the father of two daughters, Farhan Akhtar, who recently wrote a letter to his elder daughter, which was about the problems she could face and the thoughts she might be having regarding rapes.

Yes, the letter is very touching and it is important for every parent to read it so that they can maintain the same level of transparency in talks and at they same time finish the differences that an adolescent might have with their parents.

Farhan Akhtar Writes An Open Letter On Rape To His Daughter

Farhan Akhtar Writes An Open Letter On Rape To His Daughter

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Let's talk about rape... titled the letter.

Let's talk about rape... titled the letter.

Farhan was very open to his daughter, which not every parent find comfortable. Moreover, he found it essential enough to share it with us.

Emerging it as the country's concern, he wanted it to discuss with Shakya.

Emerging it as the country's concern, he wanted it to discuss with Shakya.

His elder daughter, who has now turned 16.

He portrays the basic questions that his daughter might be fighting with:

He portrays the basic questions that his daughter might be fighting with:

What is this country that I live in?

That takes away her right to love

Brutalises her with an iron glove

Rapes her without fear

of there being justice for her tear…

…what do I tell my daughter?

That she's growing up to be lamb for the slaughter

we've got to make a change

Reboot, reformat, rearrange,

and never give in

no matter how much our head may spin

Just keep asking the question

What is this country that I live in?

He talks about the 'good touch' and the 'bad touch'.

He talks about the 'good touch' and the 'bad touch'.

Yes, a girl has that power of guessing whether it is a good or a bad touch, and you should not allow the bad one. And Farhan says freely that his daughter should not even welcome a hug from him if she is not in a mood. The actor, or say the worried father, focuses on the point that the girl has the right to say NO, and even make sure that her denial is being respected. The right to your body is yours and yours alone.

Women and gender issues.

Women and gender issues.

He says that he and his wife have never told her what to do and what not to, she is liberal enough to color her hair and wear whatever she wants because they want her to grow to be confident and independent. Also, it gives him great pleasure when Shakya talks to Farhan about how women are sometimes treated as objects in the movies.

The role of women in the Bollywood.

The role of women in the Bollywood.

The movies sometimes display the females in an 'easy' way, just to make the scene entertaining. But the thing that worries Farhan the most is that, they are the role models to many in the society and that they should try to convey a right message, especially in respect of the females. Only to show that the girl will say 'yes', leave no stone unturn is not a way that would work in reality.

...Your Dad

...Your Dad

Your dad understands you, your rage and even your surprises, but what I want you is to be wise enough... but above all, you will always have a friend in me.

Watch the video here.

Where 8 eminent Indians wrote letters to Hindustan Times on the sexual reality in the country.

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