TV performing artist Pankhuri Awasthy said that she “slapped” a man after he touched her inappropriately, announced by a news office. Pakhuri, wearing a skirt and top, was hanging out with her companions in Bangalore, when the incident happened. “Prior, I didn’t have courage to stand up against it. Presently I do stand up. Recently, I was in Bengaluru with my companions and I was wearing a skirt. There was this person who came and he had the courage to touch my thighs. I slapped him then and there itself,,” said Pankhuri told to a news agency on the sets of her new TV show Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka?, in which she plays the part of a rape survivor.
Pankhuri likewise said that she has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment. “I stop there and say out a couple of terrible words when some person tries to tease me. I can’t stay silent now. I am proud with myself for doing that,” she told to a news agency.
Pankhuri likewise included that she’s faced several instances of harassment amid her school days in the National Capital. “When I was in Delhi, I used to go to college by Metro and so many instances have happened with me. That time (in college), you’re so young and you don’t realise half of the things that are happening to you. Cities are not safe for girls. If you think you can go out at night, you can’t do as such without being scared,” she told to a news agency.
Pankhuri will soon be seen in Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka?, which is the Hindi adaptation of Turkish TV show Fatmagul and manages the subject of rape and sexual harassment. Discussing her character in Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka?, Pankhuri stated: “For the preparation of my part, I met a psychologist and a practising psychiatrist to understand what goes on in the minds of these young ladies who have been raped. They disclosed to us that what’s the uncommon thing here is that most of these girls are married to the person who raped them.”
Pankhuri Awasthy is best known for playing the protagonist in historical drama Razia Sultan.