New Delhi, Dec 14: Slamming the trolls against the Bollywood teenage actress who faced molestation on a flight recently, actress Kangana Ranaut revealed her feelings.
Known to be very vocal about her feelings, Kangana said that it is a scary environment when instead of praising the girl for speaking up, many are judging her.
Ever since this teenage actor alleged molestation on a flight she faced some sort of hostile environment. However, she has got immense support from some sections of public and her colleagues from the industry.
The actor, in a series of Instagram stories, last week alleged that she was molested by a man sitting behind her on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight. The actor said that the accused had kept his foot on her arm-rest and rubbed his foot against her back and neck while she was half-asleep. The man’s wife later told reporters his leg accidentally touched the actor, for which he apologised to her. According to aviation sources, the actor had screamed at the man and asked him to put his foot down.
It was after landing that she shared the alleged incident with her Instagram followers. A lot of men and women have trolled her for not reacting “strongly” enough in the flight itself at the time of the alleged incident, saying that if she had the time and courage to share about the harassment in an Instagram post, she should have been strong enough to give back to the accused. There are also those who termed the case a publicity stunt by the 17-year-old actor, who is currently among the popular names in the Hindi film industry.
This constant questioning has upset the Queen actress Kangana. The actor, at an event on Wednesday evening, said it is important to understand that it is up to the person at the receiving end of the action of an alleged abuser to interpret that action, and no other person can label the kind of harassment the affected would have gone through.
“I want to bring to your notice this young girl, who has spoken about this harassment that she faced in a flight. But look at the backlash she is getting. It is so upsetting. I mean there are witnesses, who are claiming that the innocent man just happened to put his foot on the arm-rest and that’s the only crime that the person committed. If anyone is going to put foot on my arm-rest, it’s open to interpretation, that if this is emotional or sexual harassment or personal because you are in my intimate space and I will interpret it. Your fellow passengers can’t tell me that his innocent leg was resting,” Kangana told journalist Barkha Dutt at the launch of author Shobha De’s new book “70 and to hell with it”.