BOLLYWOOD: After months of the beginning of the #MeToo movement in India, Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari has spoken up about her own experience. The Padmaavat actress revealed that she lost work for months after refusing to succumb to the situation.
On Friday, Aditi Rao Hydari was speaking at the India Today Conclave South 2018 in Visakhapatnam, where she opened up about her sexual harassment experience. Mentioning that her ordeal is however not so severe compared to the other women in the industry, who have opened up till date, the actress went on to narrate the incident.
“I remember when I started I was extra-naive because I came from a protected background. I didn’t know that the rumours were true, that things like this did happen. And honestly, I have not had such a bad time. I had one incident which actually didn’t harm me very much. But yes, I did lose work because I was given a choice – it’s either this or this. For me, it was a no-brainer. I had to walk away,” she said.
The 32-year-old actress, who was disheartened after the incident, fortunately, got work in the film industry after eight months with the support of her team.
Further speaking in support of the victims of sexual misconduct the actress said, “I think you should speak about something only when you are ready. And when you don’t talk about it, people are like, ‘Oh, they were paid off’ or ‘oh, they were silenced. ”
Earlier, amid the ongoing #MeToo movement, Aditi took to Twitter in October and wrote, “Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy… People who are clearly guilty of major harassment giving gyaan on the #MeTooIndia movement…”
Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy… People who are clearly guilty of major harassment giving gyaan on the #MeTooIndia movement…
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) October 12, 2018