Amitabh Bachchan: Women are no less than men

3 years ago

Mumbai: With Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney hitting the jackpot of INR 5 crore in TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, host Amitabh Bachchan feels that women have proved that they are no less than men in any field.

Post Sunmeet’s victory, Big B on his blogs wrote, “Sunmeet Kaur of Mumbai, Maharashtra, a housewife that gave tuitions was impeccable in the HotSeat. She never hesitated on any question, or did any kind of guesswork. At the Rs.1 crore mark, she had the option of two life lines, but refused them because she said she was somewhat sure of the answer.”

“Sunmeet chose to make quiet celebration, a Bhangra dance with her husband, the very affable Manmeet Singh, who we often see in ads and films,” he added.

A mother of two daughters, Sawhney hails from Chandigarh and has been staying in Mumbai since a few years back now.

Amitabh also mentioned the Delhi gang-rape incident that has shocked the nation.

Bachchan wrote, “In the days that have gone by, where the dignity of a young girl has been maligned and brought to shame through the most heinous and disgusting acts of a bunch of animals, it gave me great pleasure to see a woman in a man’s world, taking on the many painful experiences, and coming out victorious.”

“Her (Sawhney) status as a woman was never compromised, and given an opportunity, she has proved to an entire nation, which hangs its head in shame for the gang-rape victim, that women are strong and no less than men that they do occupy an equal measure of importance and presence in a civilised world,” he added.

The 70-year-old feels it’s high time society should give women their rightful place in the society.

“Sit up and take notice of the women in our country. They are half our strength. We must protect them. Give them their place in society, honour them and look upon them with dignity and standing,” he posted.

The episode featuring Sawhney’s victory will be aired next week.

In the fifth season of KBC, Bihar-based computer operator Sushil Kumar had won the mega-prize of INR 5 crore.