You probably didn’t know it, but these 7 beautiful and brave Bollywood actresses are rape survivors. They have decided to speak about their experiences to help other victims of rape move on with their lives. We truly appreciate them, read out the text to know about them:
1) Kalki Koechlin
The beautiful actress brought a shockwave when she revealed she was sexually assaulted when she was 9, she made this confession on a news channel. At the age of nine, without understanding fully what it was, she allowed someone to have sex with her. She always cursed herself for being guilty and kept it hidden for years.
2) Somi Ali
The former Bollywood actress from Pakistan who has been one of the ex-girlfriends of Salman Khan. She revealed how she was sexually assaulted at the age of 5 years. She was molested and faced domestic violence in Pakistan during her childhood.
3) Sheila Ray
She was a model, struggling Bollywood actress and a socialite. In 1977, Sheila was gang-raped by four men for the whole night and was thrown by them outside her place in the morning. She was a wife of famous actor Sudhir who worked in films like Satte pe Satta and Baadshah and had no photo on the Internet. She died years ago.
4) Daisy Irani
Veteran actress Daisy Irani who is India’s best-known child star of the 1950s and 60s has recently revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of 6 while she was filming for Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke (1957) at an outdoor location. She was raped by a man who was supposed to be her guardian.
5) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut spoke her heart out at the launch of journalist Barkha Dutt’s book, ‘This Unquiet Land’. The actress called the time when she was physically abused and hit by a certain someone from the industry, who she didn’t name, in her early days. According to the reports, it was none other than Aditya Pancholi. She was 17 then.
6) Sofia Hayat
Hayat made her Bollywood debut playing a leading role in the film Diary of a Butterfly, which was released in April 2011. According to the actress, her uncle abused her sexually when she was just 10.
7) Padma Lakshmi
The Bollywood and Hollywood actress Padma told in her book ‘Love, Loss And What We Ate’ how she was sexually abused by her stepfather’s relative when she was 7.