Akshay Kumar shares his traumatic child abuse experience



July 28, 2017 3:02:31 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Akshay Kumar revealed a traumatic experience of his life at recently held seminar on women's safety.

The actor took everyone by surprise when he briefly addressed the subject of child abuse. Akshay recounted a personal horror story that involved him as a six-year-old boy and a seemingly harmless lift operator, and urged the audience to encourage kids to communicate.

AKSHAY KUMAR AT TOILET-EK PREM KATHA PRESS MEET
AKSHAY KUMAR AT TOILET-EK PREM KATHA PRESS MEET

Talking about his experience Akshay shared, “When I was a child, my parents always encouraged me to speak to them frankly about everything. Whether it was discussing a sexual issue or inappropriate behaviour, I was asked to come home and talk frankly.”

When Akshay was six, he was on his way to a neighbour's house when the lift man touched his butt. He was really agitated and told his father about the incident. His father then filed a police complaint.

Investigations revealed that the lift-man was a history-sheeter. The cops took action and the man was arrested. Akshay as a kid was a shy one and was relieved that he could speak about this to his parents.

But even today, he finds it difficult to say the word bum. 

The actor further advised, “We must encourage women and children to speak up and tell their families if they encounter anything strange so that they can be protected and empowered.”



  
  

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