Pankhuri Awasthy slapped a man who touched her wrongly
Actress Pankhuri Awasthy, says she gathered the courage to slap a man who touched her inappropriately. She is proud that she stood up against harassment.
“When I was in Delhi, I used to travel 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 so without being scared,” she added.
However, now she feels happy about raising her voice against harassment.
“Earlier, I didn’t have courage to stand up against it. Now I do stand up. Recently, I was in Bengaluru with my friends and I was wearing a skirt. There was this guy who came and he had the courage to touch my thighs. I slapped him then and there itself,” she said.
“I stop there and say out a few bad words when somebody tries to tease me. I can’t keep quiet now. I am proud of myself for doing that,” she added.