Actress Rhea Chakraborty molested in Mumbai, fights back
Actress and VJ Rhea Chakraborty was groped and molested in Mumbai on Tuesday evening. She proved that today every girl should learn how to protect herself, with such skills as Martial Arts, early on in life to face dangerous situations at any time, before help can arrive. Rhea, who was last seen in the Yash Raj Films production ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’, tweeted on Wednesday that she was groped by a man in her apartment building.
Rhea tweeted about the incident inside the building in Khar (Mumbai), where she lives.
She was found tweeting, “I just got groped by a very well dressed man who casually walks into my building in broad daylight, with 2 watchmen chilling in the building.”
The actress wrote, “Luckily, I take martial arts classes and managed to kick him real hard..And screamed so he ran away..But Mumbai is suffocatingly unsafe.”
“I won’t let this go. Going to file a complaint at Khar police station. Action needs to be taken, or are we waiting for 1000s more to get molested..?” Rhea tweeted.
“Is anyone going to bother, elections are round the corner! Can a girl not walk in to her own building at 5 pm? Where is the f*****g guarantee of not getting molested?” she added.
Reportedly, she later filed an FIR and issued a statement that said, “I would like to thank everyone for their support and encouraging words I have tweeted about this unfortunate incident only to highlight the dismal reality and ask all women to be more aware. The police are doing their job and I am confident they will get to the bottom of this matter.”
The actor discussed the whole incident and expressed her grief over the situation of women’s safety in Mumbai.
Rhea began her television career in 2009 with MTV India’s reality programme ‘TVS Scooty Teen Diva’and was the first runner-up. Later she has been the host of a number of MTV’s shows such as ‘Pepsi MTV Wassup’, ‘TicTac College Beat’ and ‘MTV Gone in 60 seconds’.
In 2012, she made her film debut with the Telugu film ‘Tuneega Tuneega’. She debuted in Bollywood in 2013, with the Hindi movie ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ playing the role of Jasleen. And very recently, in February this year, she has signed for Rohan Sippy’s next film ‘Sonali Cable’.