Sapna Bhavnani became a household name after her presence in the Bigg Boss season 6, the high headed lady eventually got the tag of being open and frank without the fear of others. Sapna has yet again proved that she lives life on her own terms and is not scared to open up about her past. Sapna’s confession on the Facebook page of Humans Of Bombay has taken the internet by a stroll. The hairstylist has confessed that she was gang raped at the age of 24 while she was in Chicago.
The daring celebrity hairstylist has openly discussed her past with the page giving an insight to her perception of the dreadful incident. Sapna on the page first confessed about her lifestyle and her decision to live in Chicago, she said, “When I was 14, I used to talk to boys; drive motor cycles, smoke cigarettes and people in Bandra would often call me a whore because of those things. I never understood the term back then, but sure if doing all those things made me a whore– I’d take it gladly. After my father’s death, I moved to Chicago where there were so many like me and it gave me the freedom to get inked, experiment with my hair and just be myself. One Christmas Eve in Chicago, I walked out of a bar alone late at night in a short dress and red lipstick. I was 24 and had been drinking, when from a dumpster a group of guys walked upto me and put a gun to my head asking me to give them blow jobs, eventually leading to gang rape. I remember walking home, showering and pushing this incident to the back of my mind for years and never letting it break my spirit – I still wear short dresses and the brightest red on my lips.”
Further nearing to the unfortunate incident Sapna opened up and shared her insights to the mishap, “In years to come, I got married to my high school sweetheart, faced domestic violence and walked out of the marriage wondering how this could happen to ME, a feminist? It’s because sometimes there are things that are beyond your control. “
Time and again Sapna has held her opinions high, even during the Bigg Boss season 6 the hairstylist stood up against host Salman Khan if she felt something was not right. Not stopping right here, the courageous woman also concluded her post by saying, “We live in a world where everyone stresses the importance of voicing yourself or walking out of tough situations, but I just want to say this— no one wants to be beaten up, get raped or sell their bodies. It took me 20 years to voice my incident, but for me a woman keeping it all within her because she has no other choice isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a mark of strength and something we need to start respecting.” Sapna’s brave confession has surely become the talk on the virtual world and has also exposed the urgent need to tackle these social problems.