South Indian actress Bhavana Menon’s sexual assault case is creating a lot of heat on the social media. Bhavana recently opened up about the abduction and sexual assault that took place 5 years ago, and the Industry friends have came forward to show their support. Mohanlal, Mammootty, Dulquer Salmaan and many other popular actors from Malayalam Cinema have extended their support to Bhavana.
“This has not been an easy journey. The journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor. For 5 years now, my name and my identity have been suppressed under the weight of the assault inflicted on me. Though I am not the one who has committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive. Now when I hear so many voices pickup for me I know that I am not alone in this fight for justice. To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again I shall continue this journey for all those who are standing with me,” Bhavana Menon wrote on Instagram.
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Bollywood Actress Tanushree Dutta who earlier claimed that she has gone through the same thing, and even fought a battle against male stars a couple of years back. Dutta has now dived in to support Bhavana and also shared her own experience. She wrote a long note on her Instagram, “I just came to know about this brave, beautiful & graceful woman @bhavzmenon who has continued her fight for justice despite years of antagonism & oppression.”
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“I particularly admire her resilience and must also credit her husband for his support as well as her friends as without a strong emotional & financial support system it’s sometimes impossible for young women to continue to fight such vicious battles.”
“I had to move on to build up my broken psyche, life & career. I had no one who remotely loved me enough to continue to stand by me & provide the real tangible assistance needed. All I had are people who would much rather see me struggle & fail so I can give them company in their eternal misery!”
“So basically I just got tired of being negative, hateful, angry, full of rage at being lied, humiliated & belittled by anyone & everyone who had a say and platform. All the fake feminists also vanished overnight & I was left to struggle for basic survival. Movements don’t run a household work does!!”
“It’s showbiz and they say that you can only look as good as you feel. I had already spent a large part of the 12 years post 2008 feeling low, anxious, depressed, angry & gloomy. (I have been on medication for chronic anxiety last two years) I finally feel normal & myself again because I avoided this topic. For years after the Horn ok pleasse incident I was unable to take up & hold a job due to my anxiety, depression & ptsd.”
“I wasn’t going to live like that for the rest of my life & fight for nothing so I decided to ignore it & focus on my health & work again.This matter always invoked severe anxiety & stress and it was ruining my health. I was getting nothing out of it and it was just a whole lot of media fodder. I never had much faith in the justice system anyways & with a matter that old there is seldom any outcome. So I rested in peace!”
“Prime witnesses were coerced into silence & my case file went into the cold storage & deadlock despite repeated attempts to make something out of it. There was no point fighting when nobody wants you to win. It felt like a total waste of energy for a sensitive & creative soul who just wants to act, sing, dance, love & live life!”