Many cases of 'sexual harassment' are popping up on our social media pages, ever since the #MeToo and #Time'sUp movement has started trending on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, actress Daisy Irani, who started off her career in Bollywood as a child artist also made a shocking revelation about being raped by her family man at the age of six, leaving all of us shocked!
Coming across her interview, Farhan Akhtar took to social media and wrote, "Heartbroken upon reading this article but proud that my aunt #DaisyIrani spoke up. It's tragic to see parents push their kids to breaking point in order to achieve success vicariously through them. This should serve as wake up call for the film & TV industry. Be aware. Be warned."
Meanwhile, read below Daisy Irani's revelations..
He Was Daisy Irani's Guardian
"The man who did this was supposed to be my guardian. He accompanied me to a film shoot (Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke) in Madras . One night in the hotel room he violated me, hit me with a belt and warned me that he would kill me if I ever told anyone about what had happened."
She Debuted In The Marathi Movie 'Baby'
She added, "That man is dead and gone. His name was Nazar, he was related to the famous singer Zohrabai Ambalewaali. Obviously, he had contacts in the film industry.
My mother was hell-bent on making me a star. I made my debut in the Marathi movie, Baby. So Uncle Nazar had accompanied me to the shoot of Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke in Madras."
"I can recall the incident only in flashes, but I do remember the killing pain, and the visual of him belting me.
The next morning, I was back at the studio as if nothing had happened. For years, I couldn't dare to tell my mother about what he had done.."
Daisy Irani Asserts Another Incident Of Sexual Harrassment
"When I was 15 or so, my mother made me wear a sari, padded me up with a new-fangled sponge, and left me alone with producer Mallikchand Kochar, who was planning a film called Mere Huzoor then, at his office located somewhere between Maratha Mandir cinema and the Tardeo circle.
"It was all quite hilarious... He joined me on the sofa, and started touching me... I knew what was on his mind.
I took out the sponge things and handed them to him. He was furious. Now why did I do that? Because, I've always seen the funnier side of things."
Speaking about, how she dealt with drama, she told, "All I can say is as I grew up, I started flirting outrageously, I would tease and taunt men.
I did not even understand what I was doing. I became badtameez. With time, my mother did get to know about the Madras incident but what could be done really?"