Actress Bhavana took a brave stand and speaks out about the assault that occurred five years ago on her. In 2017, she was kidnapped and assaulted in Kochi. One of the suspects in the case, popular Malayalam actor Dileep, was arrested and later released on bail.
Dileep is accused of abducting Bhavana and abusing her. However, as per Indian law, the media and police withheld Bhavana's name at the time.
Bhavana after five years on Instagram posted about the traumatic experience she faced all through these years.
Bhavana Menon stated in her essay that her transition from victim to survivor was not simple. She was on her way to Kochi for work when the event took place.
In Telugu, the Malayalam actress is also well-known. She starred in Gopichand's films 'Ontari' and 'Mahatma.' Ravi Teja's film 'Nippu' featured her as well. She married Naveen, a Kannada producer, after the 2017 tragic incident.
In her Instagram post, She wrote that —
“This has not been an easy journey. The journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor.
For 5 years now, my name and my identity have been suppressed under the weight of the assault inflicted on me.
Though I am not the one who has committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive. Now when I hear so many voices speak up for me I know that I am not alone in this fight for justice.
To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again, I shall continue this journey. For all those who are standing with me - a heartfelt thank you for your love.”