After women woke up to #MeToo, Saqib Saleem shares his #MeToo story

Saqib Saleem opened up about being sexually harassed by a man during the early days of his career

Saqib Saleem After women woke up to #MeToo, Saqib Saleem shares his #MeToo story Source : Press

The MeToo movement has created a wave in Bollywood with many women sharing their sexual harassment ordeal to seek justice by either shaming the culprit or taking a legal course against them. Amidst women victims voicing their stand against the illicit practice of Bollywood, Race 3 actor Saqib Saleem too shared his MeToo story about being sexually assaulted by a man.

During an interaction with a leading daily, Saqib shared, "I don't want to take names, but when I started out as an actor- I was only 21 years old- there was a man who tried to assault me. He tried to put his hand in my pants."

He also added that his gay friends are wonderful, but he blames the person's mentality for the experience that he had faced.
"When it happened with me, I whacked the guy and I told him to mind his own f***ing business and I left. I was 21, and of course, it scared me, but I moved on. I'm sure that everyone's different and an incident such as this must affect different people differently," Saqib said.

Commenting about the victims sharing their #MeToo stories, he said, "These stories are heartbreaking and sexual offenders are horrible people." Moreover, he said that the victims should legally fight against the horrific crime.

Meanwhile, among the list of sexual offenders, popular names like Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai and Nana Patekar have been accused of sexually harassing women. Moreover, women filmmakers and actors have chosen to not to work with proven offenders.