Kamal Haasan’s daughter Akshara has confirmed that the leaked private photos of her were real and she had fallen a victim to cyber crime. Up until now, it was believed to be a case of morphing.
Taking to Twitter, Akshara wrote, “It’s 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.”
The screenshot of her statement, posted in the tweet, read, “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 mind’s enjoyment. And each time someone shares it with eye-catching headlines to draw more traction, it scars me deeper and adds to everyone’s participation in my harassment and helplessness.”
Akshra had made her Bollywood debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh. The private photos leaked showed Akshara changing her clothes and taking selfies in undergarments.
She has contacted the Mumbai Police seeking urgent action against the perpetrators of the crime. She wrote, “I have reached out to the mumbaipolice and the cybercell to seek their help in tracking the person/s responsible for this leak and hope to get to the bottom of this soon. Till then, I can only request that we all learn to live and let live with dignity and privacy and hope that the internet won’t continue actively participating in my harassment. #metoo.”