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In the wake of #MeToo movement in India, several Bollywood actresses have till date opened up about being sexually harassed at some point of time. Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh recently revealed that she also had faced sexual harassment, but refused to divulge much details.
“I don’t want to expose that side of my life… I’m dealing with it, speaking to people I’m close to. Just like I won’t judge those who want to share their horror stories, I expect not to be judged for not sharing mine,” she told Mumbai Mirror when asked if she ever faced any form of sexual harassment.

Fatima said that she is trying to deal with the situation, and does not want to be judged for not sharing her #MeToo story.
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“Now sexual predators are scared of being shamed in public and shunned by the industry. For so many years we had normalised assault to such an extent that women had come to accept abuse as something that was normal,” she added.

The Thugs of Hindostan actress further said that the #MeToo movement in India has created a sense of fear among the perpetrators, and the scenario is changing now.
The #MeToo movement had brought several big names from the industry under the scanner. People like Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher, Vikas Bahl, Nana Patekar among many others were accused of sexually harassing women.

Related slideshow: Celebrities who have spoken in support of India’s #MeToo movement (Provided by Photo Services)

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Slide 2 of 17: MUMBAI, INDIA - 2018/10/15: Indian film actress Raveena Tandon seen at the poster launch event of film 'Radha Kyon Gori Main Kyon Kaala' at JW Marriott Juhu in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Slide 3 of 17: Indian Bollywood actress Malaika Arora showcases a creation by designer Anushree Reddy at Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018 in Mumbai on August 25, 2018. (Photo by Sujit Jaiswal / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Slide 4 of 17: CAPTION: MUMBAI, INDIA - 2018/09/28: Actor Saif Ali Khan poses on the red carpet of 10th edition of the GQ Men of the Year Awards to commemorate GQ's 10th anniversary in India at hotel JW Marriott Juhu in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Slide 5 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 5: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone during a first day of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2018 at Taj Palace, on October 5, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Slide 6 of 17: MUMBAI, INDIA - 2018/10/17: Actress Radhika Apte unveils Daniel Wellington exclusive Diwali festive collection watches and accessories at restaurant Estella, Juhu in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) 
Slide 7 of 17: Indian film actress Soni Razdan pose for a picture during the success party of film Raazi at hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Slide 8 of 17: Indian Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the opening of a furniture store in Kuwait City on October 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Yasser Al-Zayyat (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Slide 9 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 5: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Twinkle Khanna, actor, author, columnist and film producer during a first day of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2018 at Taj Palace, on October 5, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Slide 10 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 15: (Editor’s Note: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari poses for a profile shoot during the promotion of her upcoming movie Bhoomi at Le Meridien Hotel on September 15, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal Ks/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Slide 11 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 27: Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu during an exclusive interview with HT City-Hindustan Times for the promotion of film 'Naam Shabana', at HT Media office, on March 27, 2017 in New Delhi, India. Naam Shabana is an upcoming 2017 Indian action spy-thriller film directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia under the Friday Filmworks banner. It is a spin-off from the 2015 film Baby with Taapsee Pannu reprising her role as Shabana. The movie is scheduled to release on March 31, 2017. (Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Slide 15 of 17: MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 5: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an exclusive shoot of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actor Prachi Desai poses during the promotions of upcoming movie ‘Azhar’ at HT office on May 5, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Azhar is sports biographical film based on the life of the Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and is set to release worldwide on May 13, 2016. (Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Slide 12 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA – AUGUST 8: (EDITORS NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia posing during an exclusive interview with HT City-Hindustan Times at HT Media Office, on August 8, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Slide 13 of 17: CAPTION: This picture taken on July 31, 2018 shows Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha posing as she arrives to attend the Vogue Beauty Awards 2018 in Mumbai.
Slide 14 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA – APRIL 17: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood Actress Yami Gautam poses for a profile shoot during an interview at the Park Hotel on April 17, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Slide 16 of 17: NEW DELHI, INDIA – JULY 26: Athiya Shetty walks for Shyamal & Bhumika during FDCI’s India Couture Week 2017 at the Taj Palace hotel on July 26, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Rubina A. Khan/Getty Images)
Slide 17 of 17: MUMBAI, INDIA – 2018/09/12: Indian film actress Mrunal Thakur seen posing for photographs at a promotional event for the film Love Sonia, at hotel JW Marriott Juhu in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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During the ongoing #MeToo movement in India, many women have come out and shared their experiences of assault or inappropriate behavior. We take a look at some celebrities, including Twinkle Khanna (L) and Neha Dhupia, who have showed their support in the movement.

After a successful debut in Dangal, Fatima was last seen in Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan. Although it was one of the big movies of 2018 and was highly anticipated, TOH had bombed at the box office.

Like the other cast, Fatima was also very disheartened by the failure of TOH, but said that she doesn’t regret being part of such a big project.

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