Television actor Ratan Rajput took a stand against her alleged molester when she refused to shoot further unless the accused, a unit member, was fired from the set.
Although Ratan considers herself a strong person, she admits it was emotionally scarring. “I am a strong person, which is why I took this decision to speak up. I was shocked when it happened, because I treated the people on the set like family - and then this happened,” she says.
The actor adds that she resumed shooting after the person was fired. “I think it was the right decision at that time, to continue shooting instead of walking out of the sets. It wasn’t because I wanted to hide it, but because I did not want any publicity from it. And that’s the reason I didn’t even speak to anyone in the media about it,” says Ratan. Talking about work, she says she wants to make the most of her time as an actor. “As an actor, I want to try everything. I don’t think I have or ever will say no to any type of role. Anyway, we have only 8-10 active years in the industry, and I feel that we should try to do as much as we can in this time,” says Ratan. She further adds, “I think it’s very important to accept that as life changes and you change, the characters you are offered will also change. If you don’t realise and accept this, you will get depressed later on.”