#MeToo shocking news: I felt like committing suicide
New Delhi : Remember Aahana Kumra of Lipstick Under My Burkha ! Yes, the pretty actress revealed something shocking about her #metoo moment. The actress has been in Bollywood town for quite some time and now, she is really making news.
Aahana Kumra has never stopped herself from raising her voice on difficult subjects. In an interview to a daily, she opened up about her struggles in Bollywood, as well as the ongoing #MeToo movement.
The actress during the interview mentioned that she was so disillusioned by Bollywood, that at one point she felt like committing suicide. "I am a different person today. About five years ago, I was disillusioned by this culture of Bollywood, and there was no one to pull me out of it
"I was on the verge of committing suicide, because this culture is so normalised by certain people. I couldn't live with who I was anymore. I started questioning myself about who I had become. I was not what my parents expected me to be. It has taken me a lot to come out of it," she said.
When Aahana was asked about being so terribly wrong, she said "When you start working as a professional, you tend to get sucked into a group of people who do the kind of things that you are not conditioned to do. Then, you become a different human being. I will not deny the fact that I was in bad company.
"I had to consciously steer away from it, as I realised that it will take me down badly. There were some people from a known production house, who were part of my circle, but today, they are not my friends anymore."
She added that "her principles were shaken" when she entered the industry. "A guy touching me inappropriately was something I could never handle. When I came in to the industry, my principles were shaken. One day, I sat myself down in my bedroom and deleted all the blocked numbers. Till date, these people cannot contact me. These are big names! Directors, ADs, producers.
"I never aspired to be TV actor, but I choose to do a TV show called Agent Raghav just to retain my sanity. I told myself that I will work and make a living without letting anyone feel that 'she is so desperate that she will do anything for work'. In this industry, people can smell desperation. I told myself I won't do it anymore. I hosted Kabaddi on TV. I did everything that I never imagined myself doing," said Aahana.