After actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008, the #MeToo movement gained momentum in India. From Alok Nath to Vikas Bahl, many big names have been named and shamed through social media posts. Bollywood celebs also came forward and supported the movement. Now, actor Saqib Saleem, who was seen playing the role of Salman Khan’s brother in Race 3, has revealed that he was sexually harassed at the age of 21.
In an interview to the leading daily Hindustan Times, the actor opened up about his #MeToo story. He stated that at the age of 21, a man tried to put hands in his pants adding that when it happened he scolded the person and left.
He said, “I don’t want to take names, but when I started out as an actor – I was only 21 years old – there was a man who tried to assault me. He tried to put his hand in my pants. When it happened with me, I whacked the guy and I told him to mind his own f***ing business and I left. I was 21, and of course, it scared me, but I moved on.”
The actor went on to say that sexual offenders are horrible people.
A couple of days back, actor Saif Ali Khan also stated that he was harassed 25 years ago not sexually but he is still angry about it. He also said that if someone tries to misbehave with his daughter, he will punch that man and will also drag him to court. TimesofIndia.com quoted Saif as saying, “If someone asks my daughter to come see him at Madh Island, I will go with her and punch that man in the face. If she tells me that this guy said this to me, he will then be fighting me in court. I am sorry, but that’s my reaction to it. He wouldn’t dare to do it again. Every girl should have that kind of security.”