Indian-born actress, chef, author and model, Padma Lakshmi in her memoir- Love, Loss And What We Ate, confesses about being molested by her relative and about her failed marriage to Salman Rushdie.
Padma Lakshmi has had a very rough life. She shares yet another unknown part of her life that will make you angry.
She lived in Queens, New York, in a small apartment with her mom and shared a room with her then-stepfather's relative.
Describing what she has gone through, she wrote:
“One night, I woke up to his hand in my underpants. He took my hand and placed it inside his briefs. I don’t know how many times it happened before, since I suspect I slept through some incidents. Once you take a girl’s innocence, you can never get it back. What I remember more is telling my mother what happened and her believing me and then she and I telling someone else that it happened and that person not believing me. And then the next week, I was sent to India. In retrospect however, he should have been the one to go. Years later, in tears, my mother would acknowledge this grave mistake."
In the book she has also spoke about her failed marriage with celebrated author Salman Rushdie.
"I just wanted my own identity. I was making the transition out of one stage of my life and into another. But in order to do that, it required that I wasn't everywhere that he [Rushdie] needed me to be," she told 'People' magazine.
She writes how her first marriage was initially blissful and Rusdie used to make breakfast for her every morning and take care of her. But later the book portrait Rushdie as a demanding husband who wanted her constant attention. Lakshmi also mentions how there came a point when he was insensitive to her medical condition and went to an extent that he labelled her a "bad investment"....