Kangana Ranaut opens up about Childhood Sexual Assault

On ‘Lock Upp’, Munawar Faruqui spoke about being sexually abused. This led to Kangana revealing that she experienced a similar ordeal.

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"But I didn't know back then what it meant."

On Lock Upp, Kangana Ranaut revealed that she was sexually assaulted when she was a child by a boy in her hometown in Himachal Pradesh.

The revelation came after Munawar Faruqui opened up about his childhood trauma.

In the episode, Munawar decided to save Saisha Shinde from eviction by revealing his secret.

He told Kangana: “I was 6 to 7 years old when I was sexually assaulted. They were relatives. It continued for 4 to 5 years.

“It was close family and I didn’t understand it then. Fourth year when it went extreme, they realised they should stop.

“I have never shared this with everyone as I have to face them. I didn’t find any use in telling it to anyone. I think my dad knew about it.

“He said something once that made me feel like he knows it but I don’t remember clearly.

“Now I think dad didn’t say anything as he might have felt the same… like how do you tell anyone about it.”

Kangana then revealed that she experienced a similar ordeal when she was a child.

She told him: “Munawar, so many kids every year go through this kind of harassment but no one discusses this on a public platform.

“Everyone’s touched inappropriately in childhood.

“This has been experienced by many including me. In my town when I was quite small, a boy, who was a few years older than me, used to inappropriately touch me.

“But I didn’t know back then what it meant. Every child has to go through this no matter how protective their family is.”

She continued: “But another important thing you said is that before sharing it, everyone feels they are responsible for the incident.

“This education can’t be given to kids as they are too young.

“You can’t sexualise them or tell them the difference between a good touch and a bad touch.

“It’s such a big crisis in the society. And kids suffer so much due to this.

“They get traumatised and scarred for life. They face so many issues later in life.”

“So this is a platform we are using to bring awareness about child abuse and sexual abuse. Munawar and I both have faced it.”

Munawar explained that the ordeal remains in his mind, Kangana told him that she understands as “they are your family members, the are around and you have to face it”.

She added: “It’s ironic that people who love you do such things.

“It creates emotions that you are not able to identify. It affects our choices in life.

“The best is to talk about it and get it off your chest. And I am happy that you shared it on this platform.”

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