Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Esha Deol: Open dance bars to prevent sexual harassment of women

Actress Esha Deol has suggested opening of dance bars in India on the lines of Bangkok to curb rising crime against women.

Talking to reporters in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening, the Bollywood actress said such a move will not only satisfy men but also ensure safety of women.

\"Dance bars should be opened in India on the lines of Bangkok to prevent sexual harassment of women,\" Esha said.

The 31-year-old \'Dhoom\' star, who is a trained Odissi dancer, was in North Chhattisgarh to perform in the ongoing \'Chakradhar\' cultural festival.

Welcoming the death sentence awarded to four convicts in the Delhi gangrape case, she said, \"the minor accused in the case should also be given capital punishment.\"

Urging women to become self-reliant, she suggested them to forcefully counter eve-teasing or molestation attempts.

Ruling out retirement from films, Esha, who tied the knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani last year, said she will neither join politics like her father Dharmendra and mother Hema Malini nor campaign for any political party in the coming elections.

Expressing concern over increasing influence of the West on Bollywood, she said owing to less presentation of Indian dances in Hindi movies, people are taking more interest to train their children in Salsa and Samba (western dance forms).
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