Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan, who brought several social issues to the fore through his show "Satyamev Jayate", has now lent support to the fight against alcoholism amongst women. He says women should be forthcoming about admitting their addiction.
Addressing a press conference by Alcoholics Anonymous, an NGO, Aamir said the problem is more complex in India as women never come out and admit that they drink.
"In India, the problem is more complex. There are so many modernistic issues involved with drinking that women would be afraid to even admit openly that they are drinking. Its a very difficult thing for them," the 47-year-old said here Sunday.
"So, the fact that you (female reporters) have come here, will give them a lot of strength, lot of courage and with the media reporting about it, the message that it is a disease will come across. Even if you are a woman and if you are suffering, you need to step out and there is help available to you," he added.
Aamir says eradicating the issue will take time, but it will have to be a continuous struggle.
"Certainly this is a struggle which is a continuous struggle. I don't think that anyone's step is ever the end of it. Its a continuous struggle that we all have to take forward and we have to be committed," Aamir said.
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I live in a western country (New Zealand), and alchoholism effects both sexes in these countries! Maybe more males are addicted than females even here, but there are a good group of female addicts too! Most women here drink! I do too. But only socially, and in moderation! There is nothing wrong with anyone having a drink as long as they know how to stay in control and within limits! Anything that takes control of you, and not visa versa is not good!
However, I would have wished for Aamir to support the fight of Indians against Rape, as it is seriouse issue that requires immediate action at this moment! It is a timely issue! I think protecting women from violence is more important than supporting them in getting help for alcholism! Just my POV!
Edited on:29 January 2013 at 3:37am
There are much more important stuff out there!!!!!Males are more addicted to alcohol and actually beat their wives after drinking!!!!!
And how about fighting for equality and liberty for women??
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