Updated December 16th, 2023 at 18:38 IST

It's controversial/ Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal actress Vaishnavi Dhanraj opens up about abuse allegations against family

Vaishnavi Dhanraj recently took to her social media handle to share a cry for help, revealing the years of abuse she has endured at home.

Vaishnavi Dhanraj | Image:vaishnavidhanraj/Instagram

Vaishnavi Dhanraj, best known for her roles in television serials like Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal and Bepannah, recently sent shockwaves through the industry. The actress took to her Instagram stories to reveal how she was allegedly being abused by her family - a progressively worsening ordeal she has been dealing with since childhood. The video saw Vaishnavi share that she was at the Kashmiria police station about to file a report against her family as she sought help from the media industry.

Vaishnavi Dhanraj reveals her ordeal at home

In an exclusive interview with Telly Chakkar, Vaishnavi revealed the details of the continued abuse she has faced at home - something which started when she was a child but has ceased to stop. The actress shared how every move of hers felt monitored with the abuse turning physical as well. 


She said, "My family did not allow me to step out, talk loudly and they were trying to control every movement...Yesterday, I went to the police station and reported my complaint. I am at home now and feel safer as they are not allowed to touch me or hit me. I had to get it out as I have been going through this from years now. At first I thought about my family but now it was getting out of my hands..."

Vaishnavi Dhanraj urges victims of abuse to speak put

Vaishnavi asked anybody aware of her ordeal and themselves suffering in a similar situation to stand up for themselves. She categorically asked them to stop prioritising their family's honour over their own safety and security. 

She said, "...We often do not say anything to protect the reputation of the family. But you keep breaking from inside. Remember that they are hiding and consoling you because they know that they will go behind bars if you speak up. Hitting is not allowed be it a boy or a girl. We are not committing a crime..."


Published December 16th, 2023 at 18:38 IST