Stree actor Flora Saini has recently shared her horrific story of being sexually abused by producer Gaurang Doshi. In the past few days, many women not only from Bollywood but from the other industries as well, have come forward and narrated their traumatising stories of assault. It all started with Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar. Celebrities such as Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Zulfi Syed, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Chetan Bhagat and others have been accused so far of sexual assault.
The actor shared pictures of her completely bruised. These are images of her when she was abused by her ex-boyfriend Gaurang in 2007.
The actor took the images to her Facebook and wrote, “That’s me.. Valentine’s day 2007 beaten up by a known producer “Gaurang Doshi’ who I loved n was dating then .. this was the last of the one year abuse I took..came out with a fractured jaw n a scarred soul for life.. I realised me talking about it ,that time, jus went against me ,cos he was the powerful one n nobody wanted to believe some girl who was relatively new in the industry, it was his word against mine ,and of course, his word mattered”.
Flora went on to applaud all the women who have spoken about their incidents and also to showed her respect to everyone who has come out in support of all the women who went through such traumatising moments. “This note is for all the people who have chosen to speak, who are standing up against anybody who has done them wrong..,” she wrote.
“u guys make me so proud to b a woman in this industry today where our voice is being heard where people are not judging us for speaking out against an abuser.. they r actually coming together to make the work space safe for us even more.. to all the people who are standing up to talk n all those who standing up to support.. I bow to you.. ur my SUPERHERO’s ❤️ & Trust me ..THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF U,” she added.
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On a related note, Tanushree alleged that Nana Patekar had sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. The former actor alleged that Nana added some inappropriate dance steps in the choreography of the song she was supposed to perform for the film. The actress added that she walked out of the sets furiously after seeing that nobody from the film’s team came to her rescue even when she complained about the incident to the producer.