Gaurav Arora, former Splitsvilla 8 contestant who transitioned into a woman, has come out with a chilling revelation. As a child, he used to dress like girls. Arora cites this may be the reason which led to a painful incident during his childhood. His slow transformation into a woman during the course of several months came as surprise for his fans. Gauri, as he is fondly called, has revealed about that incident from his past.
“I was blamed then, that it occurred because I dressed like a girl. These were boys from my tuition class who were about six or seven years older than me. One day at the park, they got me to stay late and talked to me affectionately. Initially, I was revelling in the attention from the big boys. Maybe it was my innate attraction towards boys, which I am aware of now, but I was very innocent at the time. Before I knew it, they were caressing and kissing then manhandling me and molesting me and I was in pain. I knew this was wrong although I didn’t know exactly how, ” said Gauri an interview to Hindustan Times.
Gauri told her mother about the incident who discouraged her from telling her father. However, Gauri eventually told her father and police was informed. “Because I was different, it was as though I had asked for it,” added Gauri.
This experience led Arora to talk openly about transgender issues. “I want to tell the world that it’s not always easy to be who you are, but you must stay true to yourself,” she adds.