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At a recent international conference held in Mumbai on human trafficking, Akshay Kumar talked about his traumatic experience as a child.
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“Let me share my own experience with you all here. When I was a very young kid, a lift-man once touched me inappropriately,” Akshay Kumar said at the conference, as per a report by PTI.
A lot of Bollywood celebrities have come out talking about their experiences in public, Akshay Kumar being the latest one.
Kumar spread a message about speaking up and not take sexual assault silently.
Furthermore he said, “Since I had good communication with my parents, I told them about this incident,” he said.
Kumar said that the lift-man who touched him inappropriately was a repeat offender.
His son Aarav was also touched inappropriately by a security guard some time ago. The guard was fired, reportedly.
It takes a lot of courage to come out in the open about the experiences of sexual assault one has gone through. Various experts and psychiatrists say that the very first step to tackle sexual assault is by communicating about it. Sexual assault is not just a physical assault but an assault on the person’s mind and that is a serious matter as the person starts viewing himself or herself in a very poor light, according to counsellors.
Akshay Kumar will be next seen in Toilet Ek Prem Katha which releases on August 11.