NEWS DESK: Reham Khan, broadcaster and former wife of a well known politician, Imran Khan was in India to attend and speak at the India Today Conclave 2016, about misogyny and how women can become champions of peace, reports India Today.
“I am a woman, I look like a woman, I behave like a woman. But people in Pakistan call me Dabangg like Sallu,” said Reham Khan, referring to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who plays a cop as the lead role in his 2010 movie Dabangg.
Addressing the gathering, Reham Khan spoke at the second day of the two-day India Today Conclave 2016, at the session, Line of Peace: Sisters Under the Skin Empowering Women across Borders. She said that she kept a white chaadar over head to keep it covered because it is in the culture of Pakhtoon and in the culture of Pakistan.
“I don’t dress up a certain way just because I married a man,” said the ex wife of former Pakistani cricketer and current chairman of PTI, Imran Khan.
Addressing a question on her marriage to Imran, the former BBC journalist responded, “We all commit mistakes, and so did I. The world is changing, I did not marry each time for a certain status a man has. We might profess to be modern, but we still may not end up listening to the woman. One thing I’m really proud of is the way my son is raised, he’s a 22-year-old boy who gives me immense pride.”
Further adding to the debate, Reham insisted that women should always speak up. ”There is one thing that binds us together, which is the ‘hushed silence’. We hide the reality of our homes,” said Reham.