Bollywood celebs who dared to complain about sexual assaults!
After shaking the Hollywood #MeToo has now shaken the Indian Film Industry. Over the past few days, many Bollywood female celebrities have opened up about their horrific experiences and their sexual harassment at work.
It all started when Tanushree Dutta levelled serious sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar and director Vivek Agnihotri. Tanushree accused Nana of inappropriate behaviour during a song shoot for Horn 'Ok' Pleassss. She also accused director Vivek Agnihotri with whom she has worked for Chocolate.
In 2011 Sayali Bhagat accused Shiney Ahuja, Arya Babbar, Sajid Khan and some other co-stars for sexual harassment. She also accused Amitabh Bachchan of touching her inappropriately. Later Amitabh filed a police complaint and Sayali clarified that she was a victim of cybercrime and a fake statement was issued on her name.
Malayalam film actress Padampriya levelled serious allegations on her co-star Dileep. Many of her colleagues from the industry accused her of lying or might have staged the crime for publicity but the actress didn't change her stance and Dileep was arrested.
Actress Kalki Koechlin shared her horrific experience when in an interview to a news channel she revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 9. After Tanushree Dutta opened up about her sexual harassment Kalki revealed that during her initial days a director has asked for sexual favours.
Sitar player Anoushka Shankar was also sexually abused as a child. Shankar had admitted to being a victim of sexual abuse as a child. At the release of a video for global women's rights campaign, legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar's daughter confessed about her dark childhood. Speaking to the media she said that she was sexually abused as a child by a family friend. She had admitted that she suffered sexual and emotional abuse by a man whom her family trusted completely and this left her scarred for life. Not only that, but she also admitted that despite being a celebrity, she also faced other forms of abuse like groping, touching, verbal abuse and other things.
Sapna Moti Bhavnani
Big Boss 6 contestant and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani came out in the open to narrate the horrifying tale of how she was gang-raped at gunpoint in Chicago, on Christmas Eve, when she was just 24.
Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt recently revealed that a male friend of her grabbed her breast at an airport.
Swara Bhaskar claimed that in her earlier days in the industry many filmmakers and casting directors tried to get intimate with her.
At a book launch by journalist Barkha Dutt, Kangana opened up that she was physically abused and hit by a certain someone from the industry, who she didn't name, in her early days. She also recollected the time when she was stalked and hit by a man from Bollywood who acted as her mentor and godfather. She was 17 then and was physically hurt. Recently she has also backed the woman who has accused Queen director Vikas Behl.
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