Throwback To When Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Fame Munmun Dutta Opened Up About Sexual Assault Revealing ‘His Hands Were In My Underpants’Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahTV Shows
Loved by fans and audiences for her portrayal as Babita Iyer in Indian television’s most loved clean comedy family sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, we take a glance at the time when Munmun Dutta finally spoke about being sexually assaulted
For the people who are unaware, Munmun Dutta slowly paved her way and rose to fame for her remarkable performance as Babita Ji in one of the longest-running and most loved fans favorite clean comedy sitcoms Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah that has been thoroughly entertaining their audiences and fans from the past thirteen years and ever since then there has been no looking back for her.
The family-oriented sitcom is one of the longest-running shows in the history of Indian television. And while Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been garnering good TRP ratings for around a decade now, the stellar star cast of the show has also made their way to headlines many times for their share of controversies and incidents.
Over the years we have also seen how Munmun’s linkup rumors and half baked speculative stories related to the same have been floating around in the media mills but a few months back things turned uglier when she got linked for dating her nine years old younger co-star Raj Anadkat who is playing the character of Tapu in the show and after those rumors, Munmun got trolled brutally on social media by trolls and netizens but Munmun finally gave back a befitting reply to the trolls and enthusiasts for spreading fake and false rumors.
Earlier, the stunning actress had spoken up on her horrifying experience of sexual assault when the #MeToo movement had started in India and had taken to her Instagram handle and shared a lengthy note post a photo on a black background with #MeToo written on it. She started her note by mentioning that it has been her as well who is a part of this #MeToo movement and she is sharing this post and joining the global awareness on sexual assaults on women all over the world and showing solidarity to every woman who sailed on the same boat, shows the magnitude of the problem and also mentioned how she felt surprised that some ‘good ‘ men are shocked to see the number of women who have come out and shared their #metoo experiences then they should not be. This is happening in their backyard, in their own house, with their sister, daughter, mother, wife, or even maid … Gain their trust and ask them, and then they would be surprised at their answers… and also be surprised with their stories.
Mentioning her traumatic experiences of men treating women as sex objects with specific reference to how a teacher to whom she had tied Rakhi, had sexually assaulted her, Munmun added that writing something like this brought her to tears reliving those memories as a little girl when she had been scared of the neighborhood uncle and his prying eyes who at any given opportunity would grope her and threaten her not to speak about this to anyone or her much older cousins who would eye her differently than their daughters or the man who saw her at the hospital when she had been born and 13 years later he thought it’s appropriate for him to touch her body because she had been a growing teenager and her body had changed or even her tuition teacher who had his hands in her underpants or this another teacher, whom she had tied Rakhi to, would scold the female students in the class by pulling their bra straps and slapping on their breasts.
She concluded her note back then by adding about how even a man in the train station who gropes a female feels scared to speak up which is only because that female is too young and scared to speak up. So scared that she can feel her entire stomach getting twisted inside and throat getting choked up as she doesn’t know how would she explain that to her parents or she is shy to utter a word to anyone which results in that girl developing deep-rooted hatred towards men as she knows know those filthy men are the culprit who made her feel this way. That disgusting, twisted feeling inside which takes years to overcome and she is happy to be another voice joining this movement and make people realize that even she had not been spared either. But today she would just rip apart any man who even remotely tries anything on her as she is proud of who she is today.