Abortion is a small word burdened with stigmas. It’s especially ruthlessly shunned if a woman gets it before her marriage. No, we are not only talking about India but this stereotypical mentality is prevalent all over the world. Even the actresses from the dreamy world of film aren’t safe from it. Here are three actresses who got pregnant and underwent an abortion. The saddest part is that two of them were allegedly in extremely abusive relationships and ended up taking their own lives. May their souls rest in peace.
1. Pratyusha Banerjee
Pratyusha Banerjee claimed fame with her role as ‘Aanandi’ in the serial ‘Balika Vadhu.’ Soon she became a household name and eventually participated in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ that added on to her fame. However, the whole industry was shocked when she took her life. There was news doing the rounds that just a few days before this incident she underwent an abortion. However, later her parents revealed that she took this extreme step to escape her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh’s abuse.
2. Jiah Khan
This actress made a lasting impression on the mind of the audiences with her bold acting in the movie ‘Nishabd,’ opposite to Amitabh Bachchan. Soon she started appearing in other movies too. However, this young lady’s life was engulfed in controversies especially about her relationship with Aditya Pancholi’s son, Sooraj. Everyone was traumatized when she took the extreme step to end her life. Even in her suicide note, she blamed Sooraj for her death. It was apparently because she had an abortion and it wasn’t the first time.
3. Veena Malik
She is a Pakistani actress who rose to fame in India after participating in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss.’ However, she made her Bollywood debut long before her appearance on the show. Surrounded by controversies this actress always finds a way to stay in the limelight. It was speculated that she got pregnant before her marriage with her then-boyfriend and underwent an abortion.