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'Somebody Tried to Rape Me': Soni Razdan Shares Her #MeToo Story

Soni Razdan considers herself lucky for not facing sexual harassment when she approached people for work.

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Updated:October 24, 2018, 1:01 PM IST
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'Somebody Tried to Rape Me': Soni Razdan Shares Her #MeToo Story
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Veteran actress Soni Razdan has shared her #MeToo story and said 'somebody tried to rape' her. In an interview with The Quint, she revealed that she considers herself lucky as she hasn't faced sexual harassment when she approached people for work.

Narrating the incident, Razdan said, "When I was on a film shoot, somebody tried to rape me but luckily they didn’t succeed."

The actress has encouraged women to come up with their stories and termed #MeToo movement as a positive change against sexual harassment. Women who don't speak up should not be judged for their silence, she told IANS.

"Living in a patriarchal society I know that such thing is horrifying for any girl and that is why the movement is a positive sign, where people are coming up with their stories."

While talking to IANS about harassment at workplace she said , "It is easy to say that if such harassment happens, walk out of your job. But people depend on that job, it is about their livelihood, a question of survival. So while we must encourage victims for coming up with their #MeToo stories, we should not judge women for not sharing their stories."

Asked why sexual harassment happens at workplace, she said, "When someone is humiliating and harassing a woman, he must be knowing that the victim is needy and left with no option but to tolerate such harassment to save the job. It is about livelihood."

The actress, who recently travelled to Busan International Film Festival for her film Yours Truly, said, "Every company should have zero tolerance on sexual harassment so that victims feel secure while taking a stand."

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| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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