Recently, Shobhaa De lashed out at Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan Suman for speaking about the physical, verbal and emotional abuse he allegedly suffered during his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Kangana Ranaut.
In a report by DNA, Shekhar was quoted saying, “I’ve always been an admirer of Shobhaa De’s columns. She normally talks so much sense and she’s so non-partisan in her comments. What has happened to her now? She has hit out at my son for speaking out about the trauma that he suffered when he was in the relationship with Kangana. Ms De thinks my son is being a cry baby for talking about how he was physically abused. But I think it takes a man a lot of guts to speak about being pushed around by a woman.”
He added, “She says men in the film industry frequently abuse and hit women. Does that make it wrong for my son to speak out against the violence he suffered? Gender has nothing to do with the violence suffered in a relationship. My wife Alka and I have seen our son go through the worst possible torture and trauma. We watched helplessly as his girlfriend took possession of his life and soul.”
Taking a dig at Kangana, Shekhar said, “Just because you are a National award winner, it doesn’t give you the license to walk all over people and destroy their lives. Success is nothing when compared with the values that make you a good human being.”