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Saif Ali Khan On #MeToo: I Feel People Will Not Have The Guts To Misbehave With My Family

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    Saif Ali Khan whose daughter Sara Ali Khan who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Ranveer Singh starrer Simmb, feels no one has the guts to mess with his family members.

    The 'Baazaar' actor told IANS, "It is a very unequal society. I don't think anyone will misbehave with my people... I don't know why I feel like this, but be it my mother or sister or wife, I feel people will not have the guts to do that with them."

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    He said, "It might be because they have certain protection around them. So, we have to protect the ladies who don't have that protection around them or that aura that protects them. We have to make the place safe for the vulnerable ladies."

    The actor has urged people to respect everyone as he feels there's more to life than "getting sh*t from each other".

    "We have to come to a situation where women feel safe enough to complain immediately and matters will be taken seriously. I hope the #MeToo movement stays in future and does not die down because it will create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone," Saif told the news agency.

    Apart from the #MeToo wave, the actor expressed concern over the growing paparazzi culture in India. He wondered how people could be so interested in his two-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan's life.

    Saif said, "Media's constant attention to him does not really bother me, but it would be better if it was not there. If the media likes it, people like it, I am okay with it; but I won't be interested in someone else's kids so much.

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    "On one level, it is nice that he makes people laugh and smile; but on another level, why is so much attention given to a kid? Why are we so interested in a little kid so much? I don't understand it," he added.

    Speaking about his absence from social media even though Taimur is a star in that space, while sister Soha Ali Khan and sister-in-law Karisma Kapoor are quite active on various platforms, Saif revealed, "I could easily be on social media but I don't like the idea of it. I like my own world. There are many horrible people out there. We all should create our own world. I don't want to be the voice in one more loud market...

    "It becomes an addiction and we always worry about what people think. We should live our lives for ourselves. Putting a picture and (waiting to) see if someone likes it or not. What does it mean? I get my validation of what I feel... But not from other people."

    On the acting front, Saif has been on a roll. After wooing the audience with his role as a police officer in "Sacred Games", Saif's latest film "Baazaar" sees him portray a rich Gujarati stock trader.
    He says he had to change his voice, walk and look for the film.

    "That's a complete experience for an actor. I like films which involve a lot of talking and creating space and 'Baazaar' is one of that kind," said the actor, who really hopes that the film works well.

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    On the kind of films that work at the box office nowadays, Saif said, "I really don't know how something runs and something does not run... If I knew, I would be doing films which just run. I don't have an answer to it. It is good if films collect good money because so many people have invested so much money in the films.

    "It does bother me, I would be lying if I say it does not bother me. But it (collections) does not affect my confidence because I know these things go up and down in life."

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    (Inputs from IANS)

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