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Shweta Tiwari Recalls Fight with Domestic Violence: 'Gathered Courage to Stand Up for Sake of My Daughter'

Shweta Tiwari with daughter Palak.

Shweta Tiwari with daughter Palak.

Shweta Tiwari posted a special video to raise awareness about domestic violence on International Women's Day.

Shweta Tiwari has been among those women in showbiz who have addressed controversies head on, without any pretenses. The actress has suffered abuse and violence in both her marriages, which made headlines, but has always dealt with it professionally. In a new video to raise awareness about domestic violence on Women’s Day, the actress posted a video talking about her own experiences.

In the video, Shweta talks about how when she first took a step against domestic violence, there were many people who discouraged her from taking the step, because of the impact it will have on her children. Shweta has daughter Palak Tiwari from her first marriage with Raja Chaudhary, and son Reyansh from her second marriage with Abhinav Kohli.

Shweta posted the video addressing her daughter, and wrote, “On this Women’s Day, I wish you all the strength, courage and integrity for you to fight your life’s battles. I hope my experiences and right actions become a guidepost as you navigate through life’s obstacles. To all the women out there: Don’t carry on silently when you are undergoing domestic abuse. Speak up, at least for your daughter’s sake, so that she doesn’t learn to remain silent when, God forbid, her life’s ship hits the rocks.”

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She says in the video, “I have been through a lot in life, and at every step when I felt vulnerable, I pulled myself together to gather the courage and stand up for what is right, for the sake of my daughter. She has seen me through the thick and thin of my journey and has only grown up to be stronger today.”