When I was six, a liftman touched my butt: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar shared his personal experience of child abuse. Akki, who has gained expertise in martial art talked about being molested when he was six.

The actor was speaking on the issue of Women's safety, at a seminar in Mumbai on Thursday. He narrated the incident to encourage children and women to speak up against abuse and seek help. 

The 'Rustom' actor said, "When I was six, I was on my way to a neighbour's house when the lift man touched my butt. I was really agitated and told my father (Hari Om Bhatia) about it.He filed a police complaint.Investigations revealed that the lift-man was a history-sheeter. The cops took action and the man was arrested. I was a shy kid and was relieved that I could speak about this to my parents.But even today, I find it difficult to say the word `bum'. We must encourage women and children to speak up and tell their families if they encounter anything strange so that they can be protected and empowered."

The seminar on women’s safety was also attended Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. At the event, Akshay Kumar encouraged the women to bring the issue into limelight so that things can be dealt in the right way.

On the work front, Akki is gearing up for the release of 'Toliet-Ek Prem Katha' with Bhumi Pednekar.