When Deepika Padukone bravely confronted a molester at age 14
Deepika Padukone, who is basking in the success of her recently-released film 'Padmaavat' made a shocking revelation to the media on Thursday. She confessed that she was molested at the age of 14
Deepika Padukone opens about where she gets the courage to move ahead in life.
Deepika Padukone, who is basking in the success of her recently-released film 'Padmaavat' made a shocking revelation to the media on Thursday. She confessed that she was molested at the age of 14. The incident had taken place when she had gone out for dinner with family and the way the then-teenage Deepika handled the situation is something that she should be lauded for.
The actress has received frightening death threats and bounties on her on the account of not allowing her film 'Padmaavat's release, initially titled 'Padmavati'. When in an interview with India Today news channel, she was asked by the interviewer what kept her going ahead with a brave foot forward and how did her parents react doing the entire 'Padmaavat' ban façade. Weren't they scared for their daughter's life? To answer this question, Deepika narrated the incident when she got molested as a teenager.
She said, "I will tell you an incident which probably sums up what gave them (parents) the belief or courage. I was 14 or 15. I remember one evening my family and I were walking down the street. We had probably finished eating at a restaurant. My sister and my father walked ahead and my mother and I were walking behind. And this man brushed past me."
"I could have, at that point, ignored, pretended like it didn't happen. I turned back, followed this person, caught him by the collar – I was 14 – in the middle of the street slapped him and walked away. From that day on my parents knew that this girl can take care of herself," added Deepika.
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