Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray launched their new initiative ’Women’s Safety Defence Centre’ on Friday.
Denying all rumours that he plans to join politics, Akshay said “I’ve been wanting to start an initiative like this for a few years now and have suggested it to national leaders. I’m glad that Aditya feels the same and is equally eager to take this forward”
Akki also spoke about an incident, when he spotted a man misbehaving with a woman. He stopped the car, got into his now-famous action mode and hit the man who was abusing the woman.
“Once, while I was going somewhere with a friend, I saw a man misbehaving with a lady. I stopped my car and got out and hit the guy.” he said
Talking about the training centre, where women across the city will be trained with self-defence techniques, Akshay said “There won’t be particular outfits/uniforms for the sessions. The self-defence techniques will be in keeping with what women wear in their day-to-day lives. Also, they’ll be trained to be alert so if need be they can use the props around to ward off the attacker. Besides, they will also be taught to not give anyone a chance to catch them unawares.. like not sitting in their cars and messaging on phone, because someone can attack while their attention is on the phone.”