It hadn’t been that long before the world was shocked by the true facts behind butter rape scene in ‘Last Tango In Paris’, an extremely dangerous story of superstar Rekha being sexually assaulted has started surfacing.
In Yasser Usman’s biography of the beautiful actress, the reader is acquainted with the horrifying details of how she was kissed without her permission for five long minutes, while the director and the other set crew members cheered on.
Here’s the page from the biography where the author writes in detail as to what happened to Rekha at the sets of ‘Anjana Safar’ while shooting with the leading man Biswajit Chatterjee.
The then 15-year-old actress couldn’t do anything but close her eyes to hide her tears and trauma while the cameras kept rolling.
This was many years before the controversial scene between the 19-year-old Maria Schneider and 48-year-old Brando was shot for ‘Last Tango In Paris’.
Apparently, for ‘Last Tango In Paris’, the director wanted the real emotions and reactions from Schneider while she was raped and hence the scene of getting raped was not discussed with Maria.
A number of actors have since voiced their concerns and rage over this trivialisation of female modesty.