New Delhi, Dec 20: The team members of upcoming film “Queen” Thursday dressed in black to express their outrage at the horrific gang-rape incident in the capital four days ago. While the film’s lead actress Kangna Ranaut said they will support the victim “in every possible way”, director Vikas Bahl demanded that girls should have the freedom to walk on the roads alone any time.
“We are praying for her (the rape victim who is critical in hospital). I hope she makes it because she has the right to live a normal life. We are going to support her in every possible way,” said Kangna, who plays a simple Delhi girl in the film, being shot here.
The 23-year-old woman, a physiotherapist, was gang-raped and beaten up in a moving bus. She is fighting for her life in a hospital here.
Bahl said right steps by the government should not mean banning girls from stepping out post-sunset.
“What everyone is trying to say is that everyone supports the girl and all women who live and will continue to live in fear. We want to keep the momentum of the movement going in our own way,” Bahl told IANS.
“And I am sure that police and government will take right steps. And by right step, I do not mean girls staying at home after 7 p.m. The right step should be that a girl can walk on the road alone even at 3 a.m. She should decide how she wants to dress,” he added.
Kangna wants the authorities to provide secure environment to women.
“I was traumatised… I was afraid and scarred for life with the details of the incident. I don’t thing anything could be same again,” she said.
“Like any other common person, we are giving 50 percent of our income to the government and expecting them to protect us. People do expect answers and they (politicians) are answerable to us.”