People who think that Bollywood heroines are always surrounded by bodyguards and never face molestation are wrong. Just like any other female, our heroines too became the victims of such shameful act in the past. Here is the list of 10 actresses who faced molestation in public.
Celina recounted the whole experience in an interview with DNA as she said, “
I was sitting on a chair and shooting in the market place at Sunset Boulevard.
Suddenly a middle-aged Mauritian guy came towards me from the side holding his penis and trying to touch me. He kept advancing towards me. When he came too close for comfort, I started screaming and howling.
Gul recounted the incident as she said, “It’s the women-in-crowded-place syndrome and typical of Delhi—grope. And it’s not even surprising. I am a marathon runner and I’ve run a dozen-odd half marathons. There are always crowds, but this was my first marathon in Delhi. This doesn’t happen in Mumbai. But like I said, it’s expected in Delhi— it’s part of the culture.”
Taapsee Pannu shared, “Eve-teasing used to happen almost on a daily basis in Delhi. I used to travel in DTC buses while going to college for the longest time. I got my car when I was 19. So for two years before getting a car, I used to travel in DTC buses. And eve-teasing used to happen almost daily. Not just that, I have been touched inappropriately in DTC buses. Rubbed at wrong places while in a bus. And if we ventured into crowded areas in Delhi during the time of festivals, people used to touch you at inappropriate places. It was very common and has happened to me.”
Bipasha faced a similar situation in 2003 when she was touched by a stranger at a night club in Mumbai. Also, in another incident, during the promotion of her horror film ‘Raaz 3’ in Ahmedabad, a man tried to pull her skirt.
Ileana D’Cruz tweeted, “I’ve been a victim of eve teasing n harassment n it’s traumatic. I’m lucky I have beautiful parents who gave me strength when I needed it.”