Deepika Padukone to Sonam Kapoor: 5 Bollywood actresses who were sexually abused
First Published Dec 1, 2020, 6:33 PM IST
Bollywood actresses are one of the most celebrated women, not just in India, but around the globe. While they do lead a good life, some of the actresses have a dark past. Over the years, some have even revealed to have been sexually abused on some occasions.
When it comes to abuse, any form of it is illegal. Furthermore, sexual abuse is one such that is considered heinous, as not just normal women of India, but even Bollywood actresses have been victims of it.
From facing casting couch harassment to molestation in public, quite a few of these actresses have been a victim of this unfortunate incident. As a result, we take a look at five of the Bollywood actresses who admitted to having been sexually abuse.
Sushmita Sen: The former Miss Universe is one of the veterans in the industry. Nonetheless, she admitted to a horror story when she was reportedly molested by a 15-year-old minor during an award function. However, she gave him a lesson by grabbing him by her collar and dragging him off the crowd to give him a fair hearing.
Kalki Koechlin: The actress is well known for doing quite some popular movies in the industry. However, it was once during an interview when she revealed that she was sexually abused when she was at a tender age of nine.
Bipasha Basu: Another trendy Bollywood actress, who rose to fame during her debut movie Razz. She once opened up about an incident when she was promoting her movie Jism, alongside John Abraham, at a nightclub in Mumbai. As she entered the club, she was caressed by a stranger. Although he tried to escape after the incident, John got hold of him and gave him a dire thrashing.
Sonam Kapoor: The renowned Bollywood actress and daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, Sonam faced abuse at the age of 13 at Mumbai’s Gaiety Galaxy Theatre. “There was a man who came from behind and just held my breasts like that. And obviously, I didn’t have breasts at that time. I started shaking and shivering, and I didn’t know what was going on, and I started crying right there,” she had revealed during an interview.
Deepika Padukone: The popular actress, who has made her mark in Hollywood as well, too, is no alien to this unfortunate situation. Furthermore, it happened when he was just around 14-15 years old. “I remember one evening, my family and I were walking down the street. We had probably finished eating at a restaurant. My sister and my father walked ahead, and my mother and I were walking behind. And, this man brushed past me. I could have, at that point, ignored, pretended like it didn’t happen. I turned back, followed this person, caught him by the collar – I was 14 – in the middle of the street slapped him and walked away,” she had explained once.
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