Akshara Haasan has contacted police after her private pictures were leaked online.
The actress, who is the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur, saw her private selfies circulated online after she was hacked by an unknown person.
The 28-year-old hit out at the pervert who stole and uploaded her pictures, sharing a note to Instagram detailing her #MeToo experience.
Akshara wrote: Recently, some of my private pictures were leaked on the internet. Who did this, or why, is not known to me yet. But what I do know that it is deeply unfortunate to make a young girl the victim of such an act only for a pervert minds enjoyment.
And each time someone shares it with eye-catching headlines to draw more traction, it scars me deeper and adds to everyones participation in my harassment and helplessness.
The Shamitabh actress continued: Its particularly disturbing and deeply upsetting to see that at a time when the nation has woken up to the #metoo movement, there are still people out there who would harass and attempt to share private pictures of a young girl in the public eye only to derive some perverse pleasure that appeals only to them.
I have reached out to the Mumbai Police and the Cyber Cell to seek their help in tracking the person/s responsible for this leak and hope to get to the bottom of this soon.
Till then, I can only request that we all learn to live and let live with dignity and privacy and hope that the internet wont continue actively participating in my harassment. #metoo.
Aksharas fans and friends shared their support in the comments section.
This comes as #MeToo hits the Bollywood industry, with numerous actresses speaking out against other actors, directors and producers and detailing the harassment they have experienced in the industry,
Chitrangada Singh recently spoke out of feeling uncomfortable on set of 2017 film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, when she was asked to film a sex scene with co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui – and was mocked when she refused.
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When expressing her discomfort, the 42-year-old claimed director Kushan Nandy told her not to make a fuss, and she was threatened into filming the scene in question.
However, headlines about her experience have chosen to focus on the fact that Nawazuddin didnt stand up for her, something she has been left dismayed by.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk ahead of the release of her new film, Bazaar, she explained: He didnt do it. We should talk about the director, we should talk about the other female producer who was on set, who gave interviews saying I was trying to change the script and they were filing a case against me for that, and that wasnt the case.
What I was trying to say, basically what I meant was that I wouldnt blame him as much as the person that actually did it, the director. I just think Nawaz was making a better headline for everyone.
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