A TOP Indian actress has visited Bradford to perform in a play raising awareness of rape.

The Indian Workers’ Association G.B.’s Bradford Branch held the function at Shaheed Udham Singh Hall earlier this month. Anita Shabdeesh, who has acted in more than 15 Hindi and Punjabi films, 35 serials and directed over 40 plays in India, performed the solo act drama called ‘Man Mitti Da Bolya’ (Mind of a woman spoke against crime she suffered).

Over 300 people attended to watch the play, and after the act finished many ladies from the audience rushed to the stage to hug her. The audience praised the function for raising the awareness of rape women faced in India.

The play dealt with three women who were raped and depicted different reactions because they were from the different section of the society. It showed the cruelty the women suffered at the hands of cruel men.

Recent figures show that there is one rape in every fifteen minutes in India and domestic violence against women is happening in every five minutes. Mrs Shabdeesh received standing ovation from the audience at the end of her act. The play was written by her husband named Shabdeesh.