Swara Bhaskar reveals of being molested: Had beaten up a man with umbrella for masturbating in train


She pointed out the importance of speaking up at such times as it is our silence which encourages molesters. It was crazy.”
Swara, whose character in her recent film Anaarkali Of Aarah faces molestation, says it is difficult for women to speak up in a country that often blames them for others action. Because the whole mentality of a molester, groper and an eve-teaser is the anonymity and the confidence that the girl won’t react. I have been molested. A drug addict got in and when I turned around, I see this man masturbating. Despite the fact there was security, people got in and it was Anupam Kher who made sure I got into the car. It’s not about individuals, it’s about girls in general. I tried to catch hold of his collar because I knew the moment the train stops, he will run. “The first time, I slapped a guy for pinching me in Old Delhi. It took me a second to realise what was going on, I started yelling at him, and beating him with the umbrella. In an interview to DNA, the Nil Battey Sannata actor got candid about being the victim in different parts of India. In fact, many times she has even given in back to the molesters in her own way. I was travelling with Salman Sir and nobody realised, but there were around 2,000 people at the airport to see him. That is the stupidest feeling ever,” she added. I knew I can get him to the police if I hold him back. But the moment the train slowed down, he realised I was holding him to get him to the police, and he jumped off from the other end of the compartment.”
The actor also believes that as a society, we instill fear and guilt in the minds of our girl child. She continued that she was groped at the Rajkot airport during the shoot of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, that too in the presence of Salman Khan. We need to lose that burden of guilt and that ‘haww’ feeling. Swara Bhaskar, a woman of strong words who has constantly portrayed characters with strength on screen, spoke about her encounters with molestation and how she never failed to stand-up against the incidents. That is why often we see when such things happen around us, girls over think and take the blame on themselves for the crime they have not even committed or foreseen. “I was in a train alone — this was my first year in Mumbai — going somewhere to collect a cheque. Also read | I still look at myself as an outsider: Swara Bhaskar 
Swara narrates one of the most frightening experiences she had while traveling in Mumbai’s local train when she was new to the city. These people don’t expect women to react which is why it’s all the more important for women to react. Interestingly, I have been molested and eve-teased in Mumbai as much as I have had to deal with it in Delhi,” Swara said. The moment you instill that fear in their head that the girl may react and she can beat the s**t out of them, they tend to stay away,” the 29-year-old said. “I don’t believe you can grow up in any part of the world, and especially in India, without ever being molested by a man. 2017-04-30T18:08:58+00:00″>
Updated: April 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Swara Bhaskar speaks on why women are scared to stand up against molestation. For one second, I was scared. I was in the first-class compartment and it was in the late afternoon so it was empty. It is not possible. “Frankly, Indian women inherit this collective cultural unconscious — this sense of guilt, shame and dishonour. I think Indian girls need to become shameless and a little selfish too. She said, “I have been groped during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when we landed at Rajkot. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd However, that has never stopped her to fight her impulses in reacting.