Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor said that she has been a victim of racist attacks and that racism exists all over the world. She said this in the context of an assault on a Tanzanian woman in Bangaluru.
Speaking at L’oreal Paris and NDTV’s initiative ‘Women of Worth’ event, Sonam Kapoor, when asked to comment on whether the recent attack on the Tanzanian woman could be termed racism, Sonam said, “Racism exists all over the world, it is not specific to India. It was a very badly done thing (Tanzanian woman incident). I do not think racism and intolerance is specific to India. It’s something that is spread across the globe. I don’t believe when people say only Indians are like that. I have faced racism in the world all over.”
Elaborating on how such incidents could be prevented, Sonam Kapoor said, “The reason education has always been my favourite category is because it is something which makes people aware and less ignorant. It makes people take and make decisions which are a little more thoughtful as opposed to behaving like hooligans and ‘junglee’.