Kangana Ranaut reveals she was touched inappropriately as a child when Lock Upp contestant Munawar Faruqui shared his traumatic childhood abuse

When Lock Upp contestant Munawar Faruqui uncovered about facing sexual abuse as a child, Kangana Ranaut lauded him for his forthrightness and courage. She then went on to detail her own experiences of being sexually abused.

In the newest episode of ALTBalaji and MX Player’s reality competition TV series Lock Upp, contestant and stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui talked about the sexual abuse he had to face like a little kid.

During a task in the Kangana Ranaut-hosted show in which Saisha Shinde had to convince one of her co-contestants to share a secret, she asked Faruqui and he agreed. He narrated that he was six years old and was abused for years. He added that they were his relatives, two of them and it continued for 4-5 years. He would not understand at the time. It was a close family. It went on for 4-5 years and got extreme in the fourth year. Then they realised they should stop it.

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He started to cry and other contestants cried with him and hugged him. Heeding this sad revelation, Kangana praised Faruqui for his forthrightness and courage and stated that people usually avoid speaking about such things on public forums. She also expressed that everybody goes through some kind of inappropriate behaviour as a child. She then went on to speak about her own experiences of sexual abuse.

Kangana said that she was a child and a young boy from their town used to inappropriately touch her. At the time, she 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 her, perhaps he was exploring his sexuality. He would call them, get them all to strip and check them. They 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 he chose this platform to share his experience.

Lock Upp, which marks Kangana’s digital debut, puts its contestants in a setting resembling a cushy jail. The contestants are put through diverse tasks and dramatic situations as they fight to survive the jail, and not get evicted. Every contestant is controversial in one way or another, and that is what landed them a place in the show. The whole thing is regulated by host Kangana and the jailor Karan Kundrra.