Actress Aditi Rao Hydari reveals the sexual harassment episode she had to face in industry

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Actress Aditi Rao Hydari reveals the sexual harassment episode she had to face in industry

MUMBAI - Bollywood star Aditi Rao Hydari breaks silence over the sexual harassment episode she faced in the film industry.

The *Padmavati *actress revealed that she lost work for months after refusing to succumb to the situation.

On Friday, Aditi Rao Hydari was speaking at the India Today Conclave South 2018 in Visakhapatnam, where she opened up about her sexual harassment experience. ADVERTISING

Mentioning that her ordeal is not so severe compared to the other women in the industry who have opened up till date, the actress went on to narrate the incident.

“I remember when I started I was extra-naive because I came from a protected background. I didn’t know that the rumours were true, that things like this did happen. And honestly, I have not had such a bad time. I had one incident which actually didn’t harm me very much. But yes, I did lose work because I was given a choice – it’s either this or this. For me, it was a no-brainer. I had to walk away,” she said.

The 32-year-old actress, who was disheartened after the incident, fortunately, got work in the film industry after eight months with the support of her team.

Further speaking in support of the victims of sexual misconduct the actress said, “I think you should speak about something only when you are ready. And when you don’t talk about it, people are like, ‘Oh, they were paid off’ or ‘oh, they were silenced. ”

Earlier, amid the ongoing #MeToo movement, Aditi took to Twitter in October and wrote, “Slow clap for the dizzying heights of hypocrisy… People who are clearly guilty of major harassment giving *gyaan* on the #MeTooIndia movement…”