Star Plus’ Ishqbaaaz that stars Nakuul Mehta, Surbhi Chandna, Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parikh, Leenesh Mattoo and Mansi Shrivastav in the lead, is perhaps one of the most watched shows on Indian television. The show has quite a fan following on social media. The makers take relevant issues and run the show around it to send a message to the audience. Well, currently, the show is stressing on the importance of #MeToo Campaign and why it’s necessary for women to speak up against molestation.

Nakuul Mehta's Mother In Ishqbaaz, Nitika Anand Mukherjee, To Take A Break From The Show Due To Pregnancy?

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On the show, Shrenu’s on screen character, Gauri Sharma, gets molested by a famous actor and in the coming episodes we will get to see how she confronts the molester and reveals his true nature to the world. Incidentally, Shrenu was touched inappropriately when she was 6 years old and she took to Instagram to reveal this unfortunate incident in line with the current timeline of the show. She elaborated how she was touched inappropriately by a man while she was in a bus with her grandfather.

Take a look at her post below :

As a kid I used to spend my vacations at my grandparents’ town! Those days we travelled in a local bus! And when the seats used to be occupied my grandfather used to request someone to share the seat for me! Similarly one uncle offered to nanu that “il make her sit on my lap” He willingly agreed thought atleast I won’t get tired, he made me sit on his lap! Me as a child couldn’t know what’s gonna happen to me I dozed off, only woke up to the feeling of being inappropriately being touched by that uncle! I could sense somethings wrong but I went all numb and thought it’s ok for him to hold me like that! I could see my naanu standing a little away from me but couldn’t tell him anything not then not later! I wish I would have spoken about it, I wish that man would’ve gotten his share of punishment for molesting a 6 year old! Not once but so many such incidents have happened , I’ve known from my friends but we never talk about it! Never raise our voices cz we r scared of how the society will eventually not believe us and we don’t stand for ourselves! What’s happening with Gauri is something I’m sure we all have faced on some or the other level in our lives! And that’s why m so glad we did this track so that women can come out and speak. If we don’t own our truth nobody else will. This is just a small attempt to create a space for all of us to share our stories and raise our voices! #ishqbaaaz #metoo

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Shrenu is an Indian television actress best known as Aasta Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?…Ek Baar Phir. She is currently playing the lead role of Gauri Omkara Singh Oberoi in the Star Plus’ series Ishqbaaaz. She also appeared as lead role in the Ishqbaaaz spin-off, Dil Boley Oberoi, which later got merged as Ishqbaaz.