‘Grand Masti’ stars call for strict action for rapists

By Hamara Photos
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 4:25 pm

“Grand Masti” actors Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivadasani have called for serious action against the growing number of rapists in the country.

Vivek said he feels proud with the way the Indian media’s reactions towards the gangrape of a photojournalist here, compelled the administration for a quicker action. However, there must be respect for women and law, he said.

On Thursday evening, a woman photojournalist was raped by five men in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound near Mahalaxmi railway station where she was on an assignment along with a male colleague.

Two accused have been nabbed till now.

I am really happy and really proud of the Indian media that has come together unanimously on this and has shaken up the administration. It has pushed them to actively pursue this case and bring results immediately,” Vivek said here on the sidelines of the music launch of “Grand Masti”.

That’s what I think any good country’s good media will do,” he added.

His co-actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of late Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, says the country’s law is responsible for the rising rape cases.

Somewhere I feel that our law is not that strict and people are not afraid of it. So, our system needs to wake up and make sure that people fear the law,” Riteish said here.

Moreover, when a person will be aware that so and so law is there and it can be implemented, that fear will compel them not to do such acts, and that way these incidents may decrease to some level,” he added.

The movie’s third actor, Aftab Shivdasani is all for capital punishment for such culprits.

Law needs to do something really stern and it can be capital punishment also,” Aftab said.

When somebody does something like this, he does not fear the law and does not even have respect for the law. This is the fact that is consistently happening and now in our own city of Mumbai.

So the law needs to really do something, take action and set an example and have precedent for people who even think of something like that in future,” he added.

Subscribe Bollywood Bytes
Enter your email address
to receive updates

Related Pages

  • Priyanka, Vidya, Kangana, Hrithik, Sushmita and other celebs at Jagran Film fest

    Adnan Sami, Abbas Mastan, Ajaz Khan, Andy, Anil Kapoor, Anuradha Paudwal, Chitrangada Singh, Arjan Bajwa, Bhagyashree, Chunky Pandey, Dalip Tahil, Divya Dutta, Elli Avram, Goldie Behl, Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Babbar, Anup Soni, Kangana Ranaut, Krishika Lulla, Kiran Rao, Kunal Deshmukh, Meiyang Chang, Manish Paul, Mika Singh, Monali Thakur, Mrinalini Sharma, Neha […]

  • Asin, Tamannaah, Sridevi, Neetu on day 2 of Micromax SIIMA Awards red carpet

    Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Shriya Saran, Pooja Chopra, Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Avika Gor, Rana Daggubati, Neetu Chandra, Neil Mukesh, Aftab Shivdasani, Tamannaah Bhatia, Asin Thottumkal, Manoj Tiwari on day 2 of Micromax SIIMA Awards red carpet on 13th Sept 2014. Aftab Shivdasani Asin Thottumkal Avika Gor Boney Kapoor Huma Qureshi Manoj Tiwari Neetu Chandra Neil […]

  • Vivek Oberoi celebrates his bday with Cancer patients

    Vivek Oberoi celebrates his bday with Cancer patients in Mumbai on 12th Sept 2014. Vivek Oberoi

  • Manyata Dutt, Vivek Oberoi at Shilpa Shetty’s bash

    Manyata Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Alva, Shamita Shetty at Shilpa Shetty’s bash in Juhu on 9th Sept 2014. Party Events Manyata Priyanka Alva Vivek Oberoi Shamita Shetty