Exclusive: Soni Razdan’s #MeToo Moment and Why She Didn’t Report

Exclusive: Soni Razdan’s #MeToo Moment and Why She Didn’t Report

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Actor Soni Razdan who has been a part of the film and television industry for years now opens up about her #MeToo moment. She tells The Quint that she has been very lucky that she has't faced sexual harassment when she approached somebody for work but she did face it in other ways.

Like there was an incident that happened to me when I was on a film shoot and somebody tried to rape me, for example that kind of thing. Luckily they didn’t succeed.
Soni Razdan, Actor 

She never reported the incident that time because she didn’t want his family to go through the trauma of knowing about his actions.

You know the only reason I never said anything at that time and it sounds really odd maybe but I realised if I would have opened my mouth that person would have gone through a lot of problems. He had a family, small children. And at that time I said, ok, nothing really happened, I managed to control it but obviously I never spoke to that person again. I did not, not talk about it because of any shame or anything like that. I felt that I would be hurting his family, whom I knew.
Soni Razdan, Actor 

But she adds that if it would have happened in today’s times, she would have complained.

But I don’t know if today it would have happened, I don’t think I would have done the same thing. I wouldn’t have been that magnanimous, I would have complained about it I think.
Soni Razdan, Actor 

Razdan has previously worked with Alok Nath who has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women including her close friend Vinta Nanda. Speaking about him, she says that she has witnessed his bad behaviour several times.

I have seen him behave very very, I would say lecherously after he has been drunk. Even at one time, I wouldn’t say he made a pass at me but I didn’t like the way he was looking at me.
Soni Razdan, Actor 

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