#MeToo in Bollywood has brought a shockwave when the names of victims and culprits came forward. The nations got surprised when the renowned names like Alok Nath, Anu Malik, Sajid Khan, Chetan Bhagat etc had been exposed as sexual offenders. Now, one of the popular actors Ali Asgar has spoken his heart out!
He shot to fame while playing Dadi or Nani in Kapil Sharma’s comedy shows on Colors TV and Sony TV. He made a shocking revelation that he was once molested at a wedding in Delhi while he was playing Dadi. While talking to TOI,
“Wherever I go for such shows, I don’t let the anchor announce my name, I just enter as Dadi. At this event, by the time I entered, people were already drunk. Unhone uske baad jo hamla kiya hai mere upar (The way they attacked my after this) – they were putting their hands on my chest, they were pinching my butt, I was molested!”
He further told,
“There is a girl in my team, and she managed to save me, warna main nikal nahi paa raha tha (I was unable to get out of there). Mera tab yeh question tha, ki bhai aapko pata bhi hai ki yeh ek aadmi hai jo aurat ka role kar raha hai? (I wanted to ask whether they knew it was a man playing the role of a woman) And the second question was – even if you don’t know, yeh toh ek buddhi aurat hai na, usko toh chhor do! (this is an old lady, at least let her be)”.
The #MeeToo movement get momentum in India after Tanushree Dutta spoke up against Nana Patekar.