Stree actress Flora Saini accuses Gaurang Doshi of assault; Shares picture of broken jaw/ Image: Facebook/FloraSaini
With several biggies from the tinsel town being called out on charges of sexual misconduct, 'Stree' actress Flora Saini is the latest celebrity to share her own #MeToo story. Accusing her former boyfriend and producer Gaurang Doshi of harassment and assault, Flora shared a lengthy post on her Facebook page with two photos of visible injury marks on her face.
Flora shared her past account of facing assault and harassment at the hands of producer Gaurang Doshi in 2007 whom she was dating back then.
Narrating her horrific ordeal, the actress said “"That's me.. Valentine's day 2007 beaten up by a known producer "Gaurang Doshi' who I loved n was dating then .. this was the last of the one year abuse I took..came out with a fractured jaw n a scarred soul for life.."
Adding up to the details of being harassed and threatened at the producers hand, the actress said, "I realised me talking about it ,that time, jus went against me ,cos he was the powerful one n nobody wanted to believe some girl who was relatively new in the industry, it was his word against mine ,and of course, his word mattered. He threatened me that he will make sure I never work in the industry again n much more.. n he did his best to make me believe it too.. I was replaced in films, people didn't quiet wanna even meet me or let me audition." Read the complete post here:
The actress also saluted the survivors of sexual harassment for coming forward and sharing their stories.
Flora essayed the role of a ghost in recent hit 'Stree' which also starred Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in pivotal roles.
After Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar controversy, the film and television industry has been hit by an avalanche of abuse and assault claims, the most recent and also perhaps most shocking of which is Vinta Nanda's harrowing account of being raped and violated With the global #MeToo movement finally taking off in India, victims of sexual harassment are escalating voices against sexual harassment.