The MeToo movement that started in late 2018 rocked the country as several women in news media, Indian films and even government allege sexual harassment against a number of perpetrators. Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda also spoke about her experiences of sexual harassment to a major daily.
Kriti made her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt’s directorial film Raaz Reboot opposite Emraan Hashmi. Since then, she has appeared in several films including Guest iin London, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Veerey Ki Wedding, Housefull 4 and many more. She has also appeared in southern films.
During a conversation with Daily Mail, Kriti Kharbanda spoke about her unpleasant sexual experiences in the past. She recalled an incident from her school days. The actress said, “It happened to me when I was on the eighth standard. I was walking towards my class when a man suddenly rode his bike and slapped me hard on the buttocks. I fell face down and ended up hurting my chin.
She also said, “Somehow I couldn’t bring myself to tell the truth at home. I told mom I tripped. Another time, I fell asleep on a flight and the gentleman behind suddenly put his hand on my waist. I twisted it sharply.
Kriti Kharbanda also said that predators and s * xual trolls who indulge in bodily shame look a bit alike because they can’t stand the fact that the modern woman is empowered enough to show off.
“The trolls think that we (women) will stop if they write what they want. I am comfortable with my body. Showing off the cleavage or thighs or even making a movie afterwards is my choice. You’re no one to tell me what to do. I don’t mind the trolls, ”she said.
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