‘Ishqbaaz’ actress Shrenu Parikh reveals “I Was Molested At 6”

After Hollywood the #Metoo campaign, several women have come up and shared stories about how they were abused. This has started a social media movement where women who were molested are being encouraged to share their experience. The latest star to join the list is Ishqbaaz’s Gauri aka TV actress Shrenu Parikh.

The actress took to social media to talk about being molested in a local bus by a man at the age of 6. She revealed that the man made her sit on his lap and touched her inappropriately.

She wrote, “As a kid I used to spend my vacations at my grandparents’ town! Those days we travelled in a local bus! And when the seats used to be occupied my grandfather used to request someone to share the seat for me! Similarly one uncle offered to nanu that ‘il make her sit on my lap’. He willingly agreed thought at least I won’t get tired, he made me sit on his lap! Me as a child couldn’t know what’s gonna happen to me I dozed off, only woke up to the feeling of being inappropriately being touched by that uncle! I could sense something’s wrong but I went all numb and thought its ok for him to hold me like that! I could see my naanu standing a little away from me but couldn’t tell him anything not then not later! I wish I would have spoken about it, I wish that man would’ve gotten his share of punishment for molesting a 6-year-old! Not once but so many such incidents have happened, I’ve known from my friends but we never talk about it! Never raise our voices coz we r scared of how the society will eventually not believe us and we don’t stand for ourselves! What’s happening with Gauri is something I’m sure we all have faced on some or the other level in our lives! And that’s why m so glad we did this track so that women can come out and speak. If we don’t own our truth nobody else will. This is just a small attempt to create a space for all of us to share our stories and raise our voices! #ishqbaaaz #metoo”

[ecp code=”4″]

As a kid I used to spend my vacations at my grandparents’ town! Those days we travelled in a local bus! And when the seats used to be occupied my grandfather used to request someone to share the seat for me! Similarly one uncle offered to nanu that “il make her sit on my lap” He willingly agreed thought atleast I won’t get tired, he made me sit on his lap! Me as a child couldn’t know what’s gonna happen to me I dozed off, only woke up to the feeling of being inappropriately being touched by that uncle! I could sense somethings wrong but I went all numb and thought it’s ok for him to hold me like that! I could see my naanu standing a little away from me but couldn’t tell him anything not then not later! I wish I would have spoken about it, I wish that man would’ve gotten his share of punishment for molesting a 6 year old! Not once but so many such incidents have happened , I’ve known from my friends but we never talk about it! Never raise our voices cz we r scared of how the society will eventually not believe us and we don’t stand for ourselves! What’s happening with Gauri is something I’m sure we all have faced on some or the other level in our lives! And that’s why m so glad we did this track so that women can come out and speak. If we don’t own our truth nobody else will. This is just a small attempt to create a space for all of us to share our stories and raise our voices! #ishqbaaaz #metoo

A post shared by Shrenu Parikh (@shrenuparikhofficial) on

Shrenu is best known as Aasta Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?…Ek Baar Phir. She is currently playing the lead role of Gauri Omkara Singh Oberoi in the Star Plus’ series Ishqbaaaz. She also appeared as lead role in the Ishqbaaaz spin-off, Dil Boley Oberoi. In 2017, Parikh was ranked the most desirable woman by Ahmedabad Times.

About Jyoti Nagdev

Check Also

Sri Adhikari Brothers Associate with Multi-starrer THANK GOD, Post Success of Web Series Karm Yuddh

Sri Adhikari Brothers associate with T-Series and Maruti International for multi starrer film “THANK GOD”, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *