Actor-turned-politician Khusbu Sundar made headlines yesterday for her brave act of punishing a man who touched her inappropriately during an election campaign in Bengaluru. Khusbu has always been vocal about standing up for women. When the actress recently took part in an election campaign for the Congress party, she was groped by a man, while she was walking amongst the crowd. Khusbu turned and slapped the man before the police took him away. She was praised for her bold response by the Twitteratis.
Singer Chimayi who has been regularly voicing her support for sexual assault victims praised this courageous act of Khusbu. The singer while replying to an user’s comment which asked women to act bravely like Khusbu, she posted, ‘I applaud Khushboo ma’am bravery. But expecting young girls to have the same physical strength, conviction to slap a man back is unrealistic. ‘You should have slapped him’ can be OK where men dont throw acid on the faces of women who say NO. (sic)’.