Actresses getting slut-shamed on Internet and social media sites is not new and the latest victim of the same is Shikha Singh. Shikha portrays the character of Aaliya in Kumkum Bhagya and is a well-known face of the television world.
She’s pretty active on the photo-sharing site Instagram and keeps on uploading beautiful pics. In one of her photos, a man named Jagdish Gunge commented,
“Beautiful. Pl upload some hottest poses with bikini or microminis as new year gift”.
Later on, Shikha got to know that the man is actually a police officer. This shocked as well as infuriated her and she exposed him on Instagram by compiling his Facebook profile and pic along with the comment. The caption that she gave to the post is,
“Just bcos a person doesn’t put hands at you, that doesn’t mean they aren’t abusive. Abuse is Control, Blatant disrespect, and also hurtful words. You can’t get away easy Mr. Jagdish Gunge !! Shame on you!! @mumbaipolice @mumbai.police #ahmednagarpolice @maharastra_police #howcansuchpeoplewearpoliceuniform @thetimesofindia @hindustantimes #disgrace #shamefulact #willnotbetolerated #udontdictateme #shutyourdirtymouth #respecttheuniform”
Here’s what she told BollywoodLife on the question of finding out the man’s identity,
“We keep getting a lot of hate messages, there’s no denial in that. But I saw this and I just wanted to see who this person is. And when a friend decided to check his Facebook profile. That’s when we found out that he’s a police friggin’ officer. It was very disappointing and I thought it needs to be brought to notice because these are the people who are protecting us.”
Shikha further said,
“It’s not just them, I have an issue with the mentality. I have an issue with anybody who is doing it. Unfortunately, this guy who I’ve just highlighted is a police officer which is a shame. In general, you have no right to write such things on our page. As a celebrity, you think we’ll only be seen in skimpy clothes but it is our call. It is my call what I want to wear, you don’t dictate. Neither can you dictate this to any girl, she will wear what she wants to wear. She will do whatever she wants to do. Who the freak are you to tell them!”
When she was asked whether she is planning to take any action against Jagdish Gunge, she said,
“Yes, absolutely. I saw that he lives in Thane. So I’m going to go to the Thane police station on 21st January 2018 and I’m going to try to find this guy. I am pursuing this. Such things cannot be left so lightly. Most of the people I know and a lot of people commented on the post saying ‘What can you do? Just ignore’ and all that. The problem is that the more we ignore, the more they do it and they think they are getting away with it. We need to pick it up so the next person doesn’t think about doing it.”
The actress sounded very logical and sensible when she said,
“Absolutely. It’s very important to stop these people at this stage. You don’t have to wait for someone to touch you here and there on the road. You don’t have to wait for rape to happen. Fight the mentality and put a stop to it. Everything is abuse. It is all wrong on every level. We don’t tell you what to do and you don’t tell me what to do. Everybody should stand up against it. You need to stop ignoring it. Stand up and voice your opinion. If you don’t, trust me, there’s some other girl who will face the brunt of it.”
Instagram users also ferociously reacted over the matter and slammed the police officer. Here are some selected comments:
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