Model-actor Hiba Trabelssi, who is currently seen in MTV’s show 'Splitsvilla season 14', has opened up about her horrifying experience of being a Human Trafficking victim. She recalled how she was kidnapped and locked in a room without food and water for three days and was treated in an inhuman manner. Hiba revealed she came to India to pursue her career in modeling but she was scammed and ended up becoming the victim of human trafficking without her knowledge.
Speaking with Etimes, the model mentioned that this horrifying incident left a huge impact on her mentally and physically. Sharing her story of being a Human Trafficking victim, Hiba said, “At first, when I came to India to pursue my career in the modeling industry I was scammed, and it was a total breakdown moment for me. I was a victim of human-trafficking without my knowledge, which was the scariest incident of my life. The person whom I put in all my trust, is the one who broke it and I was completely shattered. It was very tortuous and I was treated in an inhuman manner. I was kidnapped and locked in a room without food and water for three days. I did not give up, and I escaped this nightmare.”
She added, “I was horrified by the whole experience, but I emerged stronger and decided to continue further, but at the same time this incident left a huge impact on me mentally and physically. I am thankful to Splitsvilla X4 for being a part of the better days of my life and it's only upwards from here.”
Hosted by Sunny Leone and Arjun Bijlani, Splitsvilla 14 is Hiba's debut Hindi television project. She entered the show as a wild card contestant and shares a great bond of friendship with contestant Aagaz. Although the reality show is her first TV show, Hiba Trabelssi is not new in the entertainment industry. In a film, she played a body double for actress Katrina Kaif and was also featured in a song in a Telugu film.