“He used to beat us a lot, used to beat my mother too."
Uorfi Javed alleged that she was physically and verbally abused by her father during her childhood.
She recently graced the cover of Dirty Magazine, sporting bright pink hair and bleached eyebrows.
In the accompanying interview, Uorfi spoke about her difficult childhood. She grew up in a “strict conservative” household in Lucknow.
Uorfi claimed she was abused by her father and also “attempted suicide a couple of times”.
She also said her father abused her siblings and mother.
Uorfi recalled: “He used to beat us a lot, used to beat my mother too.
“And the verbal abuse was a daily thing. Someone calling you a w***e every day, it f**** you up.
“I attempted suicide also a couple of times. I barely left the house, my father wouldn’t allow it.
“But I used to watch a lot of TV and I was always interested in fashion. I didn’t have a lot of fashion knowledge, but I knew what I wanted to wear. I wanted to look different, I wanted to look the best.
“Like when I go to a party, everyone turns to look at me.”
Uorfi Javed went on to admit that she has been stressed about money all her life. Growing up, she never had any money, although she “was a rich girl in her head”.
Uorfi also said that instead of “running after a man”, women should “run after money”.
She is frequently in the headlines for her bold fashion choices. Speaking about them, Uorfi said:
“What shows sells. I do not wish to cover up in a bedsheet, I want to show my body and that is my choice.
“I don’t even have anything [gesturing at her chest] and I’m so controversial. If I had big breasts and a big a** imagine where I would be.
“I haven’t shown my nipples. I haven’t shown my vagina. What are you so upset about?
“I haven’t even sexualised my body the way people do. But I am capitalising on the sexualisation.”
Uorfi Javed’s stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania revealed that designers would refuse to dress Uorfi.
Praising Uorfi, Anaita said: “What better than a custom DIY look for the undisputed queen of DIY Uorfi Javed!
“I’ve long admired her love for fashion and tenacity to follow her passion.
“It broke my heart when designers refused to dress her, but undeterred she set up her own workshop and created her interpretations daily!”