Bollywood actress Aahana Kumra has faced some struggles in her life. In an interview with Bombay Times, Aahana disclosed some details about her life and also added about the on-going #MeToo movement.
Aahana explains, “I was on the verge of committing suicide because this culture is so normalised by certain people. I couldn’t live with who I was anymore. I started questioning myself about who I had become. I was not what my parents expected me to be. It has taken me a lot to come out of it,” she said.
Aahana also recalled how she got involved in a group of people who do the wrong things. “I will not deny the fact that I was in bad company. I had to consciously steer away from it, as I realised that it will take me down badly. There were some people from a known production house, who were part of my circle, but today, they are not my friends anymore.”
The actress even spoke about the much talked #Mee Too movement and then she accused Anirbhan Blah and Sajid Khan of sexual harassment. Admitting with Saloni Chopra who has already charged allegations against Housefull director, Aahana said it’s a routine for Sajid Khan to call actresses to his house.
About her experience with Sajid Khan, Aahana said, “I had a meeting with Sajid Khan about a year ago, knowing the fact that he is a shady guy. I met him and he did the same thing that Saloni (Chopra) has written about him. Same drill — you go to his house, you are escorted to his room which is pretty dark. He makes you watch what he’s watching. He did not make a pass at me, but he said that he wanted to get to know me. When I asked him why we can’t sit outside, he said his mother was sitting there so why trouble her.
I asked him to switch on the lights of the room, which he did. You have to be assertive here. He wanted to chat with me. I told him my mom’s a police officer which I think made him behave. But he still asked me bizarre questions like, ‘Would you have sex with a dog if I gave you `100 crores’?
He didn’t touch me. I guess he was trying to give me gyaan on how I need to be a dumbf*** or laugh at his sexist jokes if I wanted to be a mainstream heroine in his films. He implied that I think too much and that I am too vocal about what I think. Hence, I am not mainstream actress material. Point being, you can meet anyone, but be wise about who you work with.”