Minors being sexually molested is very real and very harsh on the psyche for years to come. Those who live through the horror are likely to never forget it no matter how far ahead they get in life, and our Bollywood celebs, who seem to have everything at their fingertips at times, are prime examples of how the trauma never dissipate. Here are nine well known Bollywood celebrities who opened up on their nightmarish episodes of being sexually molested as kids.
1. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone was 14-15 years old when a man had suggestively brushed past her while she walking down the road with her family after exiting a restaurant. At that age, she was having nothing of it and caught up with the man and slapped him in the middle of the street.
2. Sonam Kapoor
At the age of 13, Sonam Kapoor was groped when a man caught her breasts from behind at Gaiety Galaxy Theatre in Mumbai.
3. Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta disclosed in her biography how she was suggestively felt by both her doctor and tailor, but was too afraid to confide in her mother lest she be blamed for it.
A 15-year old Rekha was forcibly kissed for a shot by her male costar, double her age, on their Director’s insistence, while most of the cast and crew on set stood around and jeered and cheered.
5. Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin had once revealed in a televised interview that she was sexually assaulted when she was just 9 years old, but didn’t wish to dwell on it further out in the open.
6. Sofia Hayat
Sofia Hayat had admitted to having a depressing childhood in large part due to being sexually abused by an uncle when she was 10.
7. Somy Ali
Somy Ali had opened up to being a victim of both domestic violence and sexual abuse when she was all but 5 years old during her time in Pakistan.
8. Fatima Sana Shaikh
Without revealing much, Fatima Sana Shaikh put it out there that she was a victim of sexual abuse when she no more than 3 years of age.
9. Anurag Kashyap
Yes, even boys experience it. Anurag Kashyap was sexually exploited for 11 years straight. He forgave his perpetrator years later though after seeing how guilt-ridden he was.