On the occasion of International Sex Workers' Day, on 2nd June. Actress Mahika Sharma reveals about facing challenges, after her friendship with adult star Danny D got viral.
Mahika said, "It was quite challenging phase in my life. When people assumed me to be a sex worker just because I'm friend to Danny D. They started assaulting and discriminate me without having a fact check. For a society it is very easy to dishonour a girl. With lot of happening in my life I tried to stay strong and collect all the pain and emotions to compare how miserable life a sex worker must be surviving. Then, I took a stand to create some awareness and welfare for them."
The actress known for featuring in television shows like, Ramayana and Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai, says its must to help them to quit the profession and educate them.
"As the day honours and recognises the exploited working conditions of sex workers. Sometimes people don't behave properly with sex workers and they face violence too. Therefore, it is important to create awareness on respecting them. I wish to bring prostitution to end. All of us need to help bringing them out of this profession. And now when porn is ban in our country. Still there are number of adult films are been released here with local artists on different digital network, which is sad. We need to do something about it," she said.
For women in distress help available at, Central Social Welfare Board -Police Helpline: 1091/ 1291, (011) 23317004; Shakti Shalini- women's shelter: (011) 24373736/ 24373737; All India Women's Conference: 10921/ (011) 23389680; Joint Women's Programme: (011) 24619821; Sakshi- violence intervention center: (0124) 2562336/ 5018873; Nirmal Niketan (011) 27859158; JAGORI (011) 26692700; Nari Raksha Samiti: (011) 23973949; RAHI Recovering and Healing from Incest. A support centre for women survivors of child sexual abuse: (011) 26238466/ 26224042, 26227647.