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Former Miss World and Actress Aishwarya Rai’s recent take on the #MeToo Campaign

Former Miss World and Actress Aishwarya Rai’s recent take on the #MeToo Campaign

“I have always spoken out. I spoke in the past, I am speaking now, and I will continue to speak.” said Aishwarya Rai.  With the #MeToo campaign hitting the nation and the world,several Bollywood stars, female actors, directors, models, and other organisations are finally opening up about their traumatic experiences of sexual harassment,vices and physical abuse. 
Many celebs, including Sonam Kapoor,Twinkle Khanna,Swara Bhaskar and Priyanka Chopra, are supporting the movement as well as the survivors. The most recent figure to join them is celebrated actor and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
"Social media has enabled the conversation and any woman who comes from any part of the world today has a voice that will be heard,” said Aishwarya Rai at the launch of L'Oreal Paris X Sabyasachi Calcutta. She expresses her gratitude to social media for enabling women to raise their voices and speak out in an effective platform like this. 
Aishwarya had earlier  accused Salman Khan of cheating,misbehaving with her,and causing trouble in the year 2002. On the alleged physical abuse, she had then stated, "After we broke up, Salman would call me often. Also,he used to get physical with me, but luckily without leaving any marks. And  I would go to work like  nothing had happened."
Aishwarya and Salman had got into a relationship while shooting Sanjay Leela Bhansali's  film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. When things started to mess up  between the two, they finally ended it up in March,2002
The #MeToo movement rose in India after Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar and Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment on the sets of their 2008 film Horn OK Pleassss. As of now,many celebrities, including Vikas Bahl, Utsav Chakraborty and Alok Nath, have also been charged of sexual assaultments,from harassment to rape.