Remember the alcoholic Dadi from Comedy Nights with Kapil? The character was played by comedian Ali Asgar. Besides TV, Ali has also done private events where he has donned numerous characters including Dadi. Now, the actor has revealed that he was once molested at a wedding in Delhi while he was playing Dadi. The actor described the incident in an interview with Times of India.
Ali Asgar said, “Wherever I go for such shows, I don’t let the anchor announce my name, I just enter as Dadi. At this event, by the time I entered, people were already drunk. Unhone uske baad jo hamla kiya hai mere upar (The way they attacked my after this) – they were putting their hands on my chest, they were pinching my butt, I was molested! There is a girl in my team, and she managed to save me, warna main nikal nahi paa raha tha (I was unable to get out of there). Mera tab yeh question tha, ki bhai aapko pata bhi hai ki yeh ek aadmi hai jo aurat ka role kar raha hai? (I wanted to ask whether they knew it was a man playing the role of a woman) And the second question was – even if you don’t know, yeh toh ek buddhi aurat hai na, usko toh chhor do! (this is an old lady, at least let her be)”.
Indian society has been shocked at the recent celebrities that have been accused of sexual harassment. What started with Tanushree Dutta’s post has spiralled into a full-blown movement that is taking India by storm and empowering women all over. However, just female actors didn’t experience this, there were a few male actors too who made revelations.
After Tanushree Dutta, famous personalities like Saloni Chopra and Chinmayi Sripada came forward, many celebrities have spoken their hearts out about the incidents that have happened with them.
On the work front, Ali Asgar will be next seen as Chauthi in Kanpur Wale Khuranas for Star Plus, also starring Sunil Grover and Aparshakti Khurana.