Yes, you read that right. The very gorgeous Kalki Koechlin did not have an exciting childhood. The actress, in a recent interview, revealed that she was sexually abused during her childhood. “The reason you haven’t heard about it is that I don’t like to talk about it. For me, it’s not a one day headline; it’s something that’s a reality that I have lived with for a long time. Many of us have gone through it and most of the people who I know, especially close friends of mine who are women, have gone through some form of child sexual abuse (CSA),” said Kalki.
The Dev D actress further added, “I don’t think public platform is the only way to talk about CSA. I think sometimes it’s important to speak about it, break the silence; other times it’s important to have a place to go where you can trust somebody whether it be a psychiatrist, a family member or an organisation which helps when you talk about these things. The problem is we don’t have these trusted areas to go.”
Kalki also urged all who have been victimized to sexual abuse to speak up. “The problem about talking about it in public is that there is a danger of it becoming a shocking headline and somebody who has gone through CSA is not a headline; that’s a reality that they have lived with all of their life,” said the actress.
The super talented actress will soon be seen in Happy Ending.