MUMBAI: Veteran actress Soni Razdan, also the mother of Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has shared her #MeToo moment from the past.
In an interview with The Quint, Soni Razdan was quoted as saying, “Like there was an incident that happened to me when I was on a film shoot and somebody tried to rape me, for example, that kind of thing. Luckily they didn’t succeed.”
Despite facing the horrific incident, Alia Bhatt’s mother didn’t file any complaint against the harasser as she thought that it might affect his family.
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Soni Razdan said, “You know the only reason I never said anything at that time and it sounds really odd maybe but I realised if I would have opened my mouth then that person would have gone through a lot of problems. He had a family, small children. And at that time I said, ok, nothing really happened, I managed to control it but obviously I never spoke to that person again. I did not, not talk about it because of any shame or anything like that. I felt that I would be hurting his family, whom I knew.”
“But I don’t know, if today it would have happened, I don’t think I would have done the same thing. I wouldn’t have been that magnanimous, I would have complained about it I think,” Soni went on to say further.
#MeToo movement is gaining pace in India with a number of women from varied fields allegation harassment and sexual misconduct at the hands of men.
Bollywood celebrities like Tappsee Pannu, Pooja Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor, among others, have also spoken in support of the movement.