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I was molested when I was young. It was traumatising: Sonam Kapoor

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor says she was molested when she was young as Anushka talks about being touched inappropriately, and Alia on childhood of star kids.

bollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2016 11:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Bollywood actor,Molestation,Sexual assault
Sonam Kapoor has given a powerful performance in Neerja this year.

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has opened up about her traumatic past and said that she was molested in her younger days.

In an interview with film critic Rajeev Masand, she said, “I have been molested when I was younger and it was traumatising.” She was part of the annual round-table show that aims at assessing the year’s best performers in different categories.

It doesn’t come as a surprise in a country where most of such cases go unnoticed or unreported.

It’s not just Sonam Kapoor who spoke about relatively lesser mentioned issues. Her contemporaries like Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt and Radhika Apte also were part of the show.

While Anushka talked about being touched inappropriately, Alia said how people see the world through a bubble. She said in the promo that the secured childhood of star-kids can be much different from other kids’ childhood.

First Published: Dec 13, 2016 14:16 IST