Special conversation: ‘Stree’ actress Flora Saini accused producer Gaurang Doshi of assault 15 years ago, said – still waiting for justice


Mumbai6 hours agoAuthor: Kiran Jain

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Actress Flora Saini had accused producer Gaurang Doshi of sexual harassment in 2018. During that time, the actress had told that during the relationship, Gaurang used to beat her and she also hid the fact of her getting married. One night Gaurang crossed his limits when he killed Flora and broke her jaw. In 2007, Flora filed a case with the police. 15 years have passed since this incident, but Flora is still circling the court for justice. Recently, in a special conversation with Dainik Bhaskar, Flora has told her ordeal.

i will not give up
Flora Saini told, “A complaint was filed against Gaurang in 2007, 15 years have passed, he is roaming free even today. Many times there is no one present from his side in the hearing of the court. He is hiding in Dubai and I am going round the court here. It is very important to change our Indian law, girls like us should not be delayed in giving justice. However, I will not give up, what happened to me 15 years ago, I do not want Be it with any girl. I am fighting my battle for all those girls and will not back down at all. I will not rest till I get Gauranga punished for his actions.”

my parents used to get threats
The actress further says, “In 2007, I was in a live-in relationship with Gaurang, he had assured me of marriage. But, it never happened. At that time I was unaware that he was already married. When I came to know, he told me to divorce his wife and marry me. That too was a lie, used to beat me up. Even a struggling actress is not taken too seriously by the police. A case has been registered against Gaurang for me. It was not easy to get it done. My parents used to get threats. In 2018, when the #MeToo movement broke out in our country, I narrated my ordeal to the people, with proof. The way Gaurang beat me up, mine Jaw was broken, there was a picture of him. Even then some people called it a publicity stunt. Why would I gain publicity by speaking in 2007, in 2018? My aim is just to save the lucky ones who are the victims of this kind of harassment. People called me good and bad, but I am proud that I did not hold back. Glad that after the #MeToo movement, men are now afraid of mistreating women.”

Glad that the industry supported me
Talking about her professional life, Flora says, “I was very scared in 2018 when I raised my voice through #MeToo. I used to tell my mother every day that my career should not end. I don’t want to do anything. Then my mother used to give me courage. Glad that the industry supported me. I have never been short of work. Shows like ‘Inside Edge’, ‘Gandi Baat’ got a lot of positive reviews as well. There have also been many offers (smiling) to explore my talent on digital platforms, so far in my career it has not been a good thing.”

Will be seen in the film ’36 Farmhouse’
Let us tell you that Flora will soon be seen in the film ’36 Farmhouse’. In which Subhash Ghai is debuting as a music composer. Subhash has also written the story of the film. Flora Saini played the role of a witch in Rajkumar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree. Flora started her career in the year 1999 with the film ‘Prema Kosam’. He has also worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films.

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