Somy Ali who hails from Pakistan managed to make a mark in Bollywood industry with her films in 90's. The actress has now quit acting and has turned an activist running her own NGO named 'No More Tears'. The actress who is rescuing rape victims and children who are sexually abused reveals she has been a victim of it herself. Somy in a video interview with Peeping Moon went on revealing the horrific incidents. Somy said she was sexually abused at the age of 5, 9 and again 14.
Somy confesses it took her long to open up about it but always felt being a hypocrite for not speaking for herself after running this non profitable organisation for 14 long years. She reveals, "The first time I was sexually abused in Pakistan, I was 5 years old. There were 3 incidents in the servant’s quarters. I told my mum and dad, actions were taken. But what my parents told me is that, “Beta yeh kisiko batana nahi.” In my head, I lived with that for years. I thought, "Did I do something wrong? Why was I told by my parents?" Pakistan and Indian cultures are very image-based. They were protecting me but I didn’t understand it. Again there was an incident at 9, then again at 14". Also read: Somy Ali: 'I Commend Deepika Padukone And Others Who Have Spoken Up And Taken A Stand For Mental Health'- EXCLUSIVE
The actress added, "Three years ago, I started speaking out. Even though I was running this non-profit organisation for 14 years, I found myself hypocritic for not being able to speak up." Also read: Somy Ali Says She Was A Misfit In The Film Industry; Adds: ‘I Was Every Director’s Nightmare’
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