Advertisement
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

It Scares Me As A Human Being: Deepika Padukone On Assault On Malayalam Actress

“Nothing is going to change if the laws don’t get stricter as far as punishment is concerned,” said Deepika.

It Scares Me As A Human Being: Deepika Padukone On Assault On Malayalam Actress
| File Photo
It Scares Me As A Human Being: Deepika Padukone On Assault On Malayalam Actress
outlookindia.com
2017-02-27T15:51:46+05:30

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has expressed her shock over the sexual assault on a leading Malayalam actress in a moving car in Ernakulam. “It scares me as a human being,” Deepika said when asked about the incident.

In an interview with The Hindustan Times, Deepika, who recently debuted in Hollywood, said it was scary how people got away with such cases of assault on women.

“Nothing is going to change if the laws don’t get stricter as far as punishment is concerned,” she said, adding, “How many more incidents like these do we need for someone to wake up and realise that we need to do something? And there’s not just physical abuse but much more that needs to be addressed.”

The 30-year-old Malayalam actress was taken hostage and sexually assaulted by a seven-member gang on the night of February 17 on her way from Thrissur to Kochi.  The criminals allegedly took pictures and videos to blackmail her before letting her go. The police have arrested the main accused Pulsar Suni and four others.

The crime has spotlighted the criminalisation of the Kerala’s film industry, known as Mollywood and the police are probing the larger ‘conspiracy’ behind the incident.

Meanwhile, the actress has resumed her work by joining the shoot of her upcoming film. Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran announced her return to work on Friday on Facebook describing it as an ‘extraordinary moment of courage.’

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Hathras Gang Rape:   A Year To The Ground

Hathras Gang Rape: A Year To The Ground

Second of Outlook’s six-part series that captures the horror and heartbreak at Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh a year ago.

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

IPL 2021: Clinical KKR Outplay RCB

IPL 2021: Clinical KKR Outplay RCB

The result will not just boost their morale immensely but also improve KKR's net run rate going ahead.

Amazon Claims It Has 'Zero Tolerance' For Corruption

Amazon Claims It Has 'Zero Tolerance' For Corruption

The e-commerce retailer was responding to a report alleging a certain amount paid by Amazon in legal fees have been used to pay bribes by one or more of its legal representatives.

Advertisement