Untold Story: How Sunil Shetty secretly helped Nepalese sex workers and never shared it publicly [VIDEO]
It is very unlikely for a celebrity like him not to share such an arduous task of saving the lives of hundreds even after decades.
We all have seen Sunil Shetty, the Bollywood action hero, saving the lives of many on the silver screen. But who knew that the ‘reel’ life hero could be a real-life hero too?
Back in 1996, Indian police raided Kamathipura, Mumbai, and bailed out 456 sex trafficking survivors aged 14-30 years. However, 128 girls out of the total were from Nepal, and nearly half of them were underage.
The matter spiraled out of control as the government in Nepal spurned to take in the survivors because they didn’t have birth certificates. The girls were stuck in between because neither Nepal nor India was willing to take them in.
Indian film actor, Sunil Shetty, stepped up and surpassed all boundaries to ensure that these girls reach home safely by booking return tickets and making necessary arrangements.
Much to everyone’s surprise, he did not let the word out because any publicity could have jeopardized the girls.
It is very unlikely for a celebrity like him not to share such an arduous task of saving the lives of hundreds even after decades. However, the matter finally came to the limelight when Charimaya Tamang, one of the survivors, shared the story in an interview with Vice.
“When the government was confused as to how to go about the operation, it was India’s film hero, Sunil Shetty who supported us,” she revealed in the Vice India documentary – The Forgotten Ones: Human Trafficking In Nepal.
The mattered was further cascaded by Amit Panchal on his official Twitter handle.
The Untold Story Of How @SunielVShetty Helped 128 Sex Trafficking Survivors Return Home in 1996.
Huge Respect fot Anna for His Selfless Act 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Xg4haRD1Tt
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) May 27, 2020
The raid survivor, Charimaya, now runs an NGO that deals with survivors of sex trafficking and won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2013.
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