Hollywood is still not over with the cases of sexual harassment, and Bollywood apparently has been trying to hide behind the mask. A lot of actresses including Richa Chaddha and Radhika Apte have spilled on how harassment at workplace is very much prevalent in Bollywood as well, but they have all shied away from revealing the names.
Amid all this, popular South Indian actress Amala Paul has revealed about a shocking incident that took place during her dance rehearsals. She said that a stranger, who she suspects was acting on behalf of someone, came to her asking for sexual advances. The 32-year-old actress thereafter filed a complaint at the police station.
“I was shocked, I felt humiliated. I am an independent working woman and I’d like to work free of any disturbances. It looked as if he was acting on behalf of someone. I felt extremely unsafe,” PTI quoted her as saying.
The man has been identified. Named Azhagesan, the accused is a resident of East Coast Road in Chennai and is reportedly a businessman. A case has bene registered under Sections 354A (sexual harassment), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act. The man was arrested on Monday.
News credit : Indiatimes