Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Sheikh is known to speak her mind and the Dangal actress decided to speak about how she was sexually abused as a child at the age of 3 in her recent interview with Pinkvilla. Fatima also opened up about the sexism she had to face in the early days of her career. She even revealed that sexism runs so deep in society that she was molested when she was just three years old. “I have faced people telling me that the only way to get a job is through sex. So that has also happened to me. I have lost jobs to someone else for whatever reason. But I feel that there are a lot of struggles that a lot of people are facing apart from this industry and sexism is very much relevant and it exists in every industry. I was molested when I was five years old. No! I was three years old. So you understand how deep sexism goes. It’s a battle we fight on everyday basis. Every woman, every minority fights every day. And I hope our future is better,” she said.
Fatima revealed, she has faced rejection multiple times in her career. Continuing furter she said, “I was told many times that ‘you would never be a heroine’. You don’t look like Deepika, you don’t look like Aishwarya. How will you be a heroine?’ So there are people like them who will demotivate you. But now when I look back, I think, ‘fair enough’. That’s the standard of beauty they subscribe to. That one should look exactly like this or that to become a heroine. And I clearly don’t fall in that bracket, I fall into a different bracket. But there are opportunities now, there are films being made for people like me, who don’t look like supermodels, who look normal, average.” On the work front, Fatima Sana Shaikh will soon be seen alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhaari. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film is a slice-of-life story of a young man Suraj (Diljit Dosanjh) trying to find a life partner. As luck would have it, Suraj's plans are interrupted by Mangal (Manoj Bajpayee), and the two find themselves caught in a chase.