With its engaging content, Kangana Ranaut’s reality shows Lock Upp has continued to maintain audiences glued to their screens. The reality show’s engaging material is enjoyed by fans and followers around the country, from the Thalaivi actor’s harsh judgments to the contest’s surprising disclosures.
Munawar Faruqui, one of the show’s popular contestants, recently revealed that he was sexually molested. As Munawar discussed his traumatic tale, Lock Upp host Kangana Ranaut also opened up on one of her darkest chapters, revealing that she had gone through a similar period in her life.
She said, “Munawar, so many kids every year go through this kind of harassment but no one discusses this on a public platform. Everyone’s touched inappropriately in childhood. This has been experienced by many including me. In my town when I was quite small, a boy, who was a few years older than me, used to inappropriately touch me. But I didn’t know back then what it meant. Every child has to go through this no matter how protective their family is.”
She added, “But another important thing you said is that before sharing it, everyone feels they are responsible for the incident. This education can’t be given to kids as they are too young. You can’t sexualise them or tell them the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. It’s such a big crisis in society. And kids suffer so much due to this. They get traumatised and scarred for life. They face so many issues later in life. So this is a platform we are using to bring awareness about child abuse and sexual abuse. Munawar and I both have faced it.”
Kangana didn’t just leave it at that. She also related another occurrence from her childhood. She expressed herself as follows: “Humare mohalle mein choti hi umar ka hi ek ladka tha but humse teen chaar saal bada tha. Obviously he was exploring his sexuality. Hum bache bahot chote chote the. Hum logon ko bulate the. Humare kapde utarte the. Humko check karte the. Hum paanch cheh saal ke the. Humein uss time pe samajh nahi aata tha ki humare saath kya ho raha hai. But yeh mujhe lagta hai kaafi badi parecentage bachon ki hai who go through this and there’s a huge stigma behind this specially for men. And it is very brave of you, Munawar.”
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