Alia Bhatt’s mother Soni Razdan escapes rape attempt


Alia Bhatt’s mother and veteran actress Soni Razdan also shared her #MeToo story. In an exclusive chat with The Quint, Soni Razdan has narrated an horrific incident which forever left a mark in her mind.

“Like there was an incident that happened to me when I was on a film shoot and somebody tried to rape me, for example that kind of thing. Luckily they didn’t succeed.” Soni told the portal.

The senior actress further talks about the reason why she never opened up about the incident to anyone. “You know the only reason I never said anything at that time and it sounds really odd maybe but I realised if I would have opened my mouth that person would have gone through a lot of problems. He had family, small children. And at that time I said, ok, nothing really happened, I managed to control it but obviously I never spoke to that person again. I did not, not talk about it because of any shame or anything like that. I felt that I would be hurting his family, whom I knew. But I don’t know if today it would have happened, I don’t think I would have done the same thing. I wouldn’t have been that magnanimous, I would have complained about it I think.”

We all know Razdan's close friend Vinta Nanda, accused Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago. Soni said she too had witnessed Alok Nath's erotic behavior several times. “I have seen him behave very very, I would say lecherously after he has been drunk. Even at one time, I wouldn’t say he made a pass at me but I didn’t like the way he was looking at me.” Soni said.