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I haven't been spared: Twinkle Khanna confesses to having faced sexual harassment at workmid-day online correspondentMar 20, 2017, 18:26 IST
I haven't been spared: Twinkle Khanna confesses to having faced sexual harassment at work
In the wake of the recent TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar being accused of sexual harassment, Bollywood actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna made a startling revelation of having faced sexual harassment at work.
In a column for Times of India, Twinkle Khanna opened up about the incident. She wrote, "Have any frogs tried to catch me between their webbed feet? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. A few years ago, a message on my phone reduced me to tears in the car. I had reached breaking point after months of suggestive messages from a wealthy, powerful client that I had been pretending not to understand because all I wanted to do was to complete the project in a professional manner. And so I ended up as a statistic — the 38% of women who faced sexual harassment at work, according to a survey done by the Indian National Bar association."
Twinkle Khanna added, "I am a fairly assertive woman, and married to a man who onscreen punches holes in walls with his bare fists and yet I haven’t been spared, so I shudder to think about what happens to the vast majority of working women."
Twinkle Khanna also voiced her opinion on the recent controversy surrounding TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar. She wrote in the column, "'Sexy' is an acceptable compliment within a work environment only if she is a stripper and you are her pimp trying to boost her confidence before she takes the stage."
Akshay Kumar reacted to his wife Twinkle's column and tweeted, "A relevant piece where @mrsfunnybones' punches are harder than mine! What do you think ? (sic)"
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