In an interview to an international publication, Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone revealed that she was sexually harassed, sending shock waves across Bollywood with her revelation.
Deepika Padukone has always openly spoken about her battle with depression, which hit her at the peak of her success, but she’s never really spoken about facing sexual harassment. At least until now.
In an interview to the Evening Standard, the actor confirmed that she was previously body shamed with many trolls suggesting that she needed to undergo plastic surgery to get a better figure. “There were lots of things I was advised. To get a b*** job (plastic surgery), do the beauty pageants. They felt it was the right way to be recognised or picked up by a Bollywood director or producer. It might be an easier way to achieve what you want to achieve. But I haven’t been that person; I’ve always followed my gut.”
According to Deepika, it will take some more time before the #MeToo movement to properly arrive in Bollywood.