Fatima Sana Shaikh on her troublesome past: I was molested at the age of 3 and faced casting couch in the industry

Fatima Sana Shaikh opens up about facing casting couch in the industry and reveals she was refused work when she turned down sexual demands;Read on
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: November 01, 2020 20:35 IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh on her troublesome past: I was molested at the age of 3 and faced casting couch in the industry

Fatima Sana Shaikh, who impressed the audience with her spectacular performance in Dangal, has had a troublesome past. In an interview with a leading daily, Fatima revealed that faced molestation at the age of 3. "I was molested when I was just three years old. There is a stigma around the whole sexual abuse issue, which is why women and even men don't open up about being exploited in life. But I hope today the world changed. There is more awareness and education about it. Pehle toh yehi kaha jaata tha that don't speak about it. People will think about it differently," she said.

 
She also shared her horrible experience of casting couch in the industry. She said, "Of course, I have faced the casting couch. I have been in situations where I have been told that the only way I get the job is by having sex. There are several times people have taken away work from me. There have also been times where I knew I was doing a film and I was replaced because of someone's reference."
 
Talking about her upcoming films, Fatima is all set to appear in Netflix's film Ludo which also stars actors such as Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, etc.


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