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John Abraham is known to be outspoken over things he cares about, and with the recent news about a goat being gang-raped in India surfacing, the actor couldn’t help but speak out.

The avid human and animal rights activist recently spoke up in an interview with Mumbai Mirror on some critical issues India is currently facing and how he manages to deal with them on a personal front. He not only spoke of that, but the growing corruption and animal abuse prevalent in the country.

You need to operate from within your own eco-system for it to percolate outside and bring about a change,” he said, when asked about how does he reconcile with what the unfair doings happening around the country. ” I’m very clear with my producers, accountants and my team that we must never get into a murky space and cheat anyone. Corruption is everywhere and at every point in time. I’ve been told straight that if I don’t pay bribes, I won’t survive. I know if I’m honest in what I’m doing, it can make a difference.

About the growing threat towards the women in the country, the Parmanu actor said, “As a proud Indian, I have the right to look at things happening in the country critically. I say this on record that India is not a safe place for women and animals. We’re one of the few countries where we disrobe a woman by just looking at her. It’s sad and getting worse.”
The actor also spoke about living in such a dire society.
“I’m scared, and this makes me question the society and the country I live in,” he said. “I don’t endorse capital punishment, but I believe we need to instill the fear of death in these sick men to ensure that they don’t commit such crimes.”
As for films, John has a number of releases lined up for him. He will be next seen in Satyamev Jayate, which will hit the screens on Independence Day. The film is a fight against corruption and is directed by Milap Zaveri.
Some of his projects that are in the pipeline include RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter, which also stars Mouni Roy, and Batla House, which will go on floors in September.