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Brutal honesty about Showbiz in ‘Priotyr Ayna’

  • Published at 08:50 pm February 20th, 2019
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Cover of 'Priotyr Ayna' | Facebook

Prioty first came into the limelight, when she said Chairman of the Rongdhanu Group, Rafiqul Islam, digitally raped her in 2015

Maksuda Akhter Prioty, the first woman from Bangladesh to tell her sexual harassment story as part of the #metoo movement worldwide, unveiled an autobiography titled “Priotyr Ayna,” at the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair. The autobiography is brutally honest about the world of Showbiz in Bangladesh. 

Prioty also told Dhaka Tribune Showtime, that the book is for mature readers only. She suspects the book may set off controversy.

Prioty told us: “I wanted to write a book like this for a long time. Various incidents of my life encouraged me to write this autobiography. The book was supposed to be published last year, but the manuscript was lost, and a few other reasons delayed it.”

Prioty first came into the limelight, when she said Chairman of the Rongdhanu Group, Rafiqul Islam, digitally raped her in 2015.  She made the allegation by sharing a post on Facebook on October 29, 2018. The next day she went on Facebook Live to give a detailed description of how helpless she was in the entire situation. That 15 minute 26 second video went viral on Facebook and became the centre of most social media discussions at the time.

Prioty has also won tiaras for Miss Earth International, and Miss Ireland. She has been living in Ireland for a long time. She returned to Bangladesh a few weeks back to attend the Ekushey Book Fair. She is also a professional pilot and mother of two children.