Former Bollywood actress Somy Ali, who reportedly dated actor Salman Khan for a while during her initial years in the industry has written a post supporting the ongoing #MeToo movement in the country. Writing on Instagram, Somy has made three posts in which she has also showered words of praises on actress Tanushree Dutta for bringing in the long due movement to India. The Pakistan-born actress has also mentioned how she was sexually harassed at the age of 5 and raped at the age of 14, and therefore, she understands what it takes for a woman to speak up. Also Read - When Salman Khan Was Asked to 'Catch And Smooch' Bhagyashree After Maine Pyaar Kiya Success
Somy took to Instagram the other day and wrote, “As a survivor of sexual abuse at the age of 5 and rape at 14, I would like to salute all those that have spoken up and plan on doing so. I know it is very difficult to do it because I have been there and it took me many years to be able to talk about it. It takes an immense amount of courage to share this with the world. It’s even harder when you tell those that are close to you and they are supposed to protect you, yet they do nothing. I have been there too and it hurts like hell. But I want these survivors to know it is truly liberating and completely worth it. Do not let the nonbelievers stop you. This is your truth. Do not ever be afraid to speak your truth. Do not let this opportunity pass you. This is a moment that has been long overdue for all of us. This is your chance to be heard and finally obtain justice. I believe you…” Also Read - Salman Khan Sends Sweet Treat to 5,000 Underprivileged Families on Eid, Fans Say 'Man With Golden Heart'
Somy also posted two videos on Instagram praising Tanushree for being a role model for women empowerment today. She posted, “A special thanks Tanushree Dutta for initiating the biggest movement in the history of South Asia”. In the second video, she added: “No means no”.
Tanushree spoke out against veteran actor Nana Patekar who allegedly sexually harassed her 10 years back on the sets of Horn OK Pleasss. After the actor filed a defamation suit asking Tanushree to apologise, the actress too opened the case and lodged a complaint freshly requesting for an immediate arrest for Nana and the other two involved in the matter.