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Akshara Haasan hits out at disturbing pervert as her private pictures are leaked online

Aksharas privacy has been violated (Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Akshara Haasan has contacted poli..

Ashara Haasan
Aksharas privacy has been violated (Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Akshara Haasan has contacted police after her private pictures were leaked online.

The actress, who is the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur, saw her private selfies circulated online after she was hacked by an unknown person.

The 28-year-old hit out at the pervert who stole and uploaded her pictures, sharing a note to Instagram detailing her #MeToo experience.

Akshara wrote: Recently, some of my private pictures were leaked on the internet. Who did this, or why, is not known to me yet. But what I do know that it is deeply unfortunate to make a young girl the victim of such an act only for a pervert minds enjoyment.

And each time someone shares it with eye-catching headlines to draw more traction, it scars me deeper and adds to everyones participation in my harassment and helplessness.

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The Shamitabh actress continued: Its particularly disturbing and deeply upsetting to see that at a time when the nation has woken up to the #metoo movement, there are still people out there who would harass and attempt to share private pictures of a young girl in the public eye only to derive some perverse pleasure that appeals only to them.

I have reached out to the Mumbai Police and the Cyber Cell to seek their help in tracking the person/s responsible for this leak and hope to get to the bottom of this soon.

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Akshara has reported the incident to police (Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Till then, I can only request that we all learn to live and let live with dignity and privacy and hope that the internet wont continue actively participating in my harassment. #metoo.

Aksharas fans and friends shared their support in the comments section.

This comes as #MeToo hits the Bollywood industry, with numerous actresses speaking out against other actors, directors and producers and detailing the harassment they have experienced in the industry,

Chitrangada Singh recently spoke out of feeling uncomfortable on set of 2017 film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, when she was asked to film a sex scene with co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui – and was mocked when she refused.

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When expressing her discomfort, the 42-year-old claimed director Kushan Nandy told her not to make a fuss, and she was threatened into filming the scene in question.

However, headlines about her experience have chosen to focus on the fact that Nawazuddin didnt stand up for her, something she has been left dismayed by.

Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk ahead of the release of her new film, Bazaar, she explained: He didnt do it. We should talk about the director, we should talk about the other female producer who was on set, who gave interviews saying I was trying to change the script and they were filing a case against me for that, and that wasnt the case.

What I was trying to say, basically what I meant was that I wouldnt blame him as much as the person that actually did it, the director. I just think Nawaz was making a better headline for everyone.

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‘I’m not ready for it to end’: Growing up with Game Of Thrones

By Tom Acres, news reporter

“Winter is coming,” uttered Ned Stark, warning of a seemingly impendin..

By Tom Acres, news reporter

"Winter is coming," uttered Ned Stark, warning of a seemingly impending doom that could change the future of Westeros before audiences had even had much of a chance to get a sense for its present.

Amid all the introductions to the then relatively carefree lives of the characters of Game Of Thrones, it was a bleak hint to those who tuned into the debut episode more than eight years ago that things would soon take a turn for the worse.

Image: Ned Stark's death was one of the first shocking moments of the entire show. Pic: HBO/ Sky Atlantic

But, with sixth form in full flow and still somewhat embarrassingly untrusted with the Sky box PIN required to open my eyes to a world of brutal murder and little modesty, my focus was instead firmly placed on a different – if not similarly menacing – warning: "Exams are coming."

Growing up in a household that required me to make covert visits to a friend to sample the new Grand Theft Auto or other such adult entertainment (sorry, Mum, sometimes it wasn't actually homework), Thrones meant the living room door was kept firmly shut each Monday evening to ensure my younger sister and I were not too easily exposed to the horrors of beheadings and brothels.

"But look how young that girl looks," my sister would likely have thought of Arya Stark, wondering why she was deemed unsuited to watching a show that starred a girl even fresher-faced than the both of us.

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Thankfully, once those final school exams were out of the way (German being the Red Wedding of the bunch), university was on the horizon and freedom with it.

Looking back, student hall discussions without Thrones seems akin to Laurel without Hardy, but unlike other university topics of conversation ("How many jaegerbombs was it last night?", "What do you mean the essay is due tomorrow?!"), the goings-on in the Seven Kingdoms has remained the perfect small talk.

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Several years and thousands of deaths later, Thrones is a fixture of family dinners, catch-ups with friends and office chit-chat whenever it returns to our screens. (more…)

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Kim Kardashian West ‘names baby Psalm West’

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her musician husband Kanye West appear to have named their n..

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her musician husband Kanye West appear to have named their new child Psalm.

The trainee-lawyer posted a picture of the child, who was born via a surrogate, with the caption "Psalm West".

The photo appeared to be accompanied by comments from Kanye, saying: "Beautiful Mother's Day. With the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure. We have everything we need."

Perhaps following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who did not announce the name of their newborn on the same day as the birth, the Kardashian West family waited a week before revealing their fourth child's name.

The birth had been announced on 10 May when she wrote: "He's here and he's perfect!"

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Freddie Starrs wife Sophie Lea tried to kill herself after abuse and split from comedian to protect her son

Sophie has opened up after her husbands death (Picture: Getty Images)
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Sophie has opened up after her husbands death (Picture: Getty Images)

Freddie Starrs wife Sophie Lea has said she tried to kill herself after suffering abuse at the hands of her late husband.

The now 38-year-old, who was married to the comedian for two years, said she drove herself to the hospital after slitting her own wrists.

She said: I would have much rather been hit than have to deal with the constant cruel words. He told me I was ­worthless, that I was absolutely nothing. He was massively paranoid.

Sophie claimed the actor stopped her from leaving the house, and prevented her from speaking to her son Elliott unless he was present in case they sent messages via their eyes.

It was hellish. Its hard to describe in its entirety of how bad it was, she recalled. Mentally I was in a mess. I eventually had a breakdown. I was suicidal. I was also self-harming, cutting my arms and legs.

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She added to the Mirror: He also said, “Go and get me a knife and Ill f*****g do it properly for you.” I ended up thinking, “F**k you, youre not doing it” and went and slit my wrist…I wrapped it up and drove myself to hospital.

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Describing it as a genuine attempt to take my own life, she claimed she split from Freddie to protect her son, who was 14 at the time.

Freddie died from a heart attack last week aged 76. (more…)

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