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Manushi Chhillar on Raksha Bandhan: ‘It was never about gender and how the man has to protect the women’

Manushi told, "Our parents never told Dewangana and me that Raksha Bandhan was about a brother taking care of us for life and protecting us."
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Former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar celebrates Raksha Bandhan with her siblings. Manushi revealed that her parents Neelam and Mitra Basu Chhillar never made it about gender and how the man has to protect the women. They told her and sister Dewangana that the occasion was all about vowing to be beside each other through all the ups and downs.

Manushi told  I.A.N.S, “Our parents never told Dewangana and me that Raksha Bandhan was about our brother taking care of us for life and protecting us. They told us that Raksha Bandhan was all about all of us vowing to be beside each other through ups and downs.”

She further added, “It was never about gender and how the man has to protect the women. It was never about us thinking that women need protection and thus were weak.”

She thanks her parents for instilling such progressive values. “For us, Raksha Bandhan is a time when we all keep our calendars free to just hang and chill and spend time with our parents. It’s a celebration of us as a family and I just look forward to it every year. I credit my parents for being progressive and teaching us the right values that have shaped us to be forward-thinking individuals,” she continued.

Talking about the work front, Manushi will be marking her debut in Bollywood on the big screen with ‘Prithviraj’ opposite actor Akshay Kumar.

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