Actor Saqib shares his #MeToo story: A man assaulted him
The #MeToo movement has exposed several dark secrets of Bollywood. So far women were seen sharing their sexual harassment stories, but now men are also coming forward to share their #MeToo experiences. Recently, actor Saqib Saleem has opened up on the burning issue, and revealed that he had faced sexual harassment by a man during his initial years in the industry. Here's his story.
He tried to put his hand in my pants: Saqib
Saqib stated that the #Metoo stories are heartbreaking and that the sexual offenders are horrible people. Sharing his ordeal, he said that he was 21 when he came across the unpleasant incident. Without taking any names, Saqib stated, a man tried assaulting him when he had just started his career as an actor. "He tried to put his hand in my pants," he added.
'It scarred me,' said Saqib
Adding further, Saqib said that the incident left him quite scarred. "When it happened with me, I whacked the guy and I told him to mind his own f***ing business and I left. I was 21, and of course, it scarred me, but I moved on. I'm sure that everyone's different and an incident such as this must affect different people differently," he added.
Separately, Saif Ali Khan also admitted being assaulted
Earlier, Saif Ali Khan had also opened up on the #MeToo movement and revealed that he was assaulted around 25 years ago. He said that though it has been a long time, he still gets angry about it. "I've also been harassed in my career, not sexually, but I've been harassed 25 years ago and I am still angry about it," Saif said.