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SRK lends his support to ‘Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya’ Campaign

SRK lends his support to ‘Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya’ Campaign

by Yash Saboo November 27 2017, 4:42 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 13 secs

We all know Shahrukh Khan to be a feminist. He also believes them to be superior to men. Recently, he was present at the Lalkaar Music Festival led by Farhan Akhtar's MARD initiative, Population Foundation of India and film director Feroze Abbas Khan. The concert was held as part of a campaign ‘Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya’ to end violence against women. It was evident that the amount of energy and enthusiasm he showed was enough to power a whole concert. Well, that's how our beloved King Khan is.

Talking about the concept of being a "mard" or man, Shah Rukh quipped, "since I and Farhan, who is the founder of 'MARD', do not have a moustache, which is also the logo, we are not considered as 'man'!"

"And that is true because we are gentle with women, we treat them with equality because they deserve that."

Supporting the cause, Shah Rukh said: "But I believe that women are superior to men in many levels and I am not ashamed of the fact that I am a little shy and scared of women whether she is my mother, wife, sister or friends. Women bring a quietude, a calm energy to the universe."

"So, any form of violence happening to any woman is the horrible thing that can happen."

Farhan Akhtar even shared an image of the very agile Shah Rukh making a rockstar leap on stage. Akhtar wrote “@iamsrk touching the sky at #Lalkaar ... Rock on!! Thank you so much for making it to the gig and for the wonderful words & energy you brought. Love ya...”

Shah Rukh also recited a poetry penned by renowned poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. The poem told how a man should treat a woman who is the foundation of a family, who nurtures the mankind with love and affection, and how a man should celebrate and compliment her as a companion.

The concert was held at the Bandra Fort Amphitheatre in Mumbai. Speaking about the concert, Akhtar said, “We are using our creativity and our music at the LALKAAR concert to galvanize the movement to end violence against women and girls. We are on a mission to galvanize support and inspire the youth to be a catalyst for change for generations to come."

Feroze Abbas Khan also stressed upon the need for the initiative to engage as many people and that no one should be left out. He also had a message for men which goes on like "agar desh ko badalna hai, toh mard ko badalna hoga (If we have to change the country, the men have to change themselves)”.

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