MUMBAI: As Bollywood grapples with its own moment of reckoning, actors, directors, producers and others are opening up about their heart-wrenching experiences of sexual misconduct and physical abuse.
The latest to enter the scene is Fanney Khan actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who had spoken in the past about being in an abusive relationship with actor Salman Khan, said at an event on Tuesday, “I have always spoken out, I spoke in the past, I am speaking now, and I will continue to speak.”
She also said she has always spoken about it vociferously but said that now, these stories were being heard more consciously due to heightened gender sensitivity. The actress also credited social media for enabling women to voice their stories. She said, “Social media has enabled the conversation and any woman who comes from any part of the world today has a voice that will be heard.”
Rai Bachchan’s comments will definitely resonate as she is one of the few mainstream actors to have spoken out.
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