Alia Bhatt’s mother, and Mahesh Bhatt’s wife, actor Soni Razdan opened up about her #MeToo experience saying that she too faced sexual harassment when someone attempted to rape her during a film shoot in her younger days.
In a recent interview, Razdan said that though she never had to face harassment while looking for work, she did face it while on a film’s shoot. She said that “someone tried to rape” her, but luckily “they didn’t succeed”.
However, Soni chose not to name the person, because the person in question was married and had small children. She also added that she was able to control the situation and nothing really happened, so she let it pass.
“You know the only reason I never said anything at that time and it sounds really odd maybe but I realised if I would have opened my mouth that person would have gone through a lot of problems. He had a family, small children. And at that time I said, okay, nothing really happened, I managed to control it but obviously I never spoke to that person again. I did not talk about it because of any shame or anything like that. I felt that I would be hurting his family, whom I knew.”
However, she added that had the incident happened today, she would certainly have reported it.
Soni also said that she has personally seen her Buniyaad co-star Alok Nath behave “very, very, lecherously” when he was drunk, adding that while he never threatened her, there was once a time when she didn’t like the way he had looked at her.