Don’t Judge Me for Not Sharing My #MeToo Story: Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Shaikh: Don’t want to be judged for not sharing my story of sexual harassment
Thugs of Hindostan actor Fatima Sana Shaikh recently opened up about sexual abuse, saying that sexual assault has been normalised to such an extent that women accept abuse as normal. When asked if she had ever faced sexual harassment the actor told Mumbai Mirror, “I don’t want to expose that side of my life… I’m dealing with it, speaking to people I’m close to. Just like I won’t judge those who want to share their horror stories, I expect not to be judged for not sharing mine.”
She lauded the MeToo movement for providing a platform to the survivors of sexual harassment. “Sexual predators are now very scared of being shamed in public and being shunned by the industry. We have normalised assault to an extent for so long that women have come to accept abuse as normal”, she added.
Speaking about the failure of Thugs of Hindostan, Fatima admitted that it made her so disheartened that she didn’t come out of the room for days. “We had worked really hard on the film for a year-and-a-half, so I was devastated to see it fail at the box office” she added. But the actor said that she does not regret choosing the script, adding she does not consider it a setback to her career.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)
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