Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Shaikh has recently opened up about a horrific incident which took place with her when she was just a baby. The actress revealed that she was molested at the age of three.
Fatima spoke about the incident in an interview with Pinkvilla. She was explaining how sexism is a battle that is fought on an everyday basis.
“I was molested when I was five years old. No! I was three years old. So you understand how deep sexism goes. It’s a battle we fight on an everyday basis. Every woman, every minority fights every day. And I hope our future is better,” she said in the interview.
Fatima also revealed that she lost out on projects because she refused to accept the added terms and conditions. “I have faced people telling me that the only way to get a job is through sex. So that has also happened to me. I have lost jobs to someone else for whatever reason,” she said.
The actress also mentioned that people told her she wouldn’t get projects because she ‘does not look like a top actor’. “That’s the standard of beauty they subscribe to. That one should look exactly like this or that to become a heroine. And I clearly don’t fall in that bracket, I fall into a different bracket. But there are opportunities now, there are films being made for people like me, who don’t look like supermodels, who look normal, average,” expressed Shaikh.
Fatima made her Bollywood debut in Aamir Khan-starring film ‘Dangal’. The actress later worked with him in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. She is now awaiting the release of two of her films – ‘Ludo’ and ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’.