Lock Upp: Munawar Faruqui recalls traumatic childhood incident; Kangana reveals she was inappropriately touched as a child

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Published by Aman Shukla on 25 Apr 2022

Lock Upp contestant and comedian Munawar Faruqui broke down after uncovering a secret from his past on the reality show. In a new video posted by ALT Balaji on Instagram, show host Kangana Ranaut said, “All of the unsafe prisoners will get a chance today to make themselves safe in Lock Upp.”

Kangana then, at that point, asked four contestants–Munawar, Saisha Shinde, Anjali Arora, and Azma Falla to go to Benaqab Zone. Every one of them was shown words on a screen and asked by Kangana Ranaut later to press the buzzer. Kangana said that Munawar will uncover his secret.

Munawar hinted at a traumatic incident from his childhood. “Maine yeh cheeze kabhi kisise share nahi kari kyuki (I’ve never shared it with anyone because) I have to face them. I was a 6-year-old.. yeh aesa tha ki (it was such that)..bohut close family hoti hai aur kabhi kabhi (there’s close family and sometimes)…”

“Mujhe us waqt nahi samajh aata tha aur 4-5 saal tak woh continuously chalta raha…chauthe saal woh cheeze ek baar bohut extreme hogai (I didn’t understand then and it continued for four-five years. It turned extreme in the fourth year).” He was seen crying.

Following this sad revelation, Kangana praised Faruqui for his forthrightness and courage and said people usually try not to talk about such things on public forum. She also said that everyone goes through some kind of inappropriate behaviour as a child. She then proceeded to talk about her own experiences of sexual abuse.

She said, “I was a child and a young boy from our town used to inappropriately touch me. At the time, I did not know what it meant, no matter how protective your family is, all kids go through this. This guy was three to four years elder than me, perhaps he was exploring his sexuality. He would call us, get us all to strip and check us. We would not understand it at the time. There is a huge stigma behind this, especially for men. It is very brave of you, Munawar, that you chose this platform to share your experience.”

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