"The grass is not always greener on the other side", especially when we are talking about Bollywood. Because there are several Bollywood celebs who have been physically abused by friends and family or who have been a victim of strained relationship.
The silver screen is not as rosy as it seems. In a movie obsessed nation, where people look up to celebrities, it gets quite shocking to hear about their traumatic experiences. While there are many who suffered in silence, there have been quite a few celebrities who have been vocal about their sufferings.
The violence against women is not restricted to the lower class of society. The most beautiful and wealthy people of the country are also not exempt from it. Several Bollywood celebrities have suffered abuse, both physically and mentally from their partner.
Here is a list of few Bollywood actress who were physically abused. Read on...
Aishwarya Rai had revealed in an interview that her Ex-beau could not come to terms with their break-up and was harassing her. She was quoted, "There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks. And I would go to work as if nothing had happened."
Shruti Haasan was shocked when an obsessed fan, attacked the actress at her home in Mumbai. When she opened the door, the man tried to strangulate her, she then pushed him away and jammed his hand in the door.
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin revealed her dark past when she attended an event. She shared her personal story about how she was abused as a child and urged the victims of child abuse to speak up.
Ameesha Patel was mobbed during the launch of a jewellery showroom in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The actress was attending the event as a special guest. She lost her cool and slapped the man for touching her inappropriately
Actress turned politician Nagma was 'forcibly' kissed by Congress MLA Gaj Raj Sharma in full public glare during the campaigning for Congress party in Hapur, UP. The actress was shocked by this incidence that she walked away immediately.
Jiah Khan didn't mention the name but in her suicide letter she had clearly mentioned physical abuse and emotional indifference from her boyfriend. Suraj Pancholi was even arrested on suspicion of the same.
A Few years ago when Ranvir Shorey was dating Pooja Bhatt, he was arrested on the charges of assaulting her. According to reports Ranvir arrived drunk at Pooja's residence and created a huge hungama. The actress turned director immediately put an end to their relationship.
Zeenat Aman dealt with domestic violence in both her marriages. Sanjay Khan, her first husband reportedly bashed her up leaving a permanent scar on her eye. Her second husband Mazhar Khan also reportedly harassed the actress physically.
Sarika started her career when she was four-years-old when her father walked out on the family. She was the sole bread winner, and was forced to work. She was in a possessive and abusive relationship with her mother, at the peak of her career, the actor was abused and thrashed in public by her mother.
Bollywood actor Om Puri's wife Nandita Puri filed a complaint against her husband and stated that he assaulted her with a wooden stick. In addition to threatening her, Om beat up his wife, even as their son, Nandita's mother, and their domestic help watched helplessly.
Actress Geetika Tyagi had accused Jolly LLB director Subhash Kapoor of molesting her. She even slapped the director.
Actress Nikunj Malik got her uncle and cousin arrested over allegations that they harassed her mother and threatened to kill her family if she did not quit the entertainment industry. Nikunj will be seen in the upcoming film 'Revolver Rani'.
Yukta Mookhey had revealed to a leading newspaper that she was physically abused by her husband and so she decided to separate from him. She quoted, "I have threats to my life and the life of my son. My spirituality and my son are the only two things that have helped me keep my sanity. In Nagpur, I was always gripped by fear and would fear seeing the watch turn 12 knowing that he would get up and start misbehaving."