Amitabh Bachchan wasn’t the only one: 8 cases of Bollywood vs creepy stalkers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016 18:04 IST
Amitabh Bachchan wasn’t the only one. (Hindustan Times)

A 23-year-old man was arrested for scaling the 10 ft wall of Amitabh Bachchan’s Juhu home on Sunday. All he wanted to do was to sing for his idol.

The man, who goes by the name Bullet Yadav, was desperate to meet Bachchan, but when he was refused entry, decided to overcome the obstacle quite literally.

Read: When BigB fan Bullet Yadav scaled 10ft wall to sing a Hindi song for Amitabh

There is a fine line that separates stalkers from hardcore fans. Where one ends and the other begins sometimes becomes blurred. So we thought we’d take a look at other celebrities who’ve encountered overenthusiastic fans/stalkers.

1. Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen is busy with her many business endeavours.

What began as fan letters quickly turned into a very messy situation for the former Miss Universe in 2008 when a stalker sent her a full bridal ensemble and threatened her to either marry him or die.

2. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is looking forward to her new film Baar Baar Dekho.

In 2009, a man followed the star around for over 9 months, turning up at her events, posing as her bodyguard, and even landing at her doorstep.

3. John Abraham

John Abraham’s Dishoom just opened big at the box office.

Abraham became a gay icon of sorts after his work in the 2008 film Dostana, but one male fan took it to another level. He kept calling the actor and even rang up his parents. Upon discovery, Abraham lodged an official complaint.

4. Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan was last seen in Rocky Handsome opposite John Abraham.

A man later identified as a spot boy from her film crew entered her house, took her by the throat and physically assaulted her. Shruti managed to break free.

Read: Gwyneth Paltrow’s stalker of 17 years acquitted, walks free

5. Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza is currently hosting a travel show.

A man posed as a doctor and tried to enter the actor’s house. Dia let him off but the man returned with flowers and an engagement ring. This time, the cops were called.

6. Minissha Lamba

Minissha Lamba was last seen as a contestant on Bigg Boss.

A stalker sent Minissha repeated vulgar text messages. He continued harassing her on the phone until the actor took action.

7. Akshay Kumar

Akshay is awaiting the release of Rustom.

In 2009, a runaway minor girl from Lucknow landed at his doorstep, asked to meet him, failing which she slit her wrists. Akshay Kumar took her to hospital immediately.

8. Shahid Kapoor

Shahid is currently shooting for Rangoon.

Now this one is an odd story. Vastavikta Pandit, the daughter of actor Rajkumar, stalked Shahid obsessively, following him around, claiming she was in love with him and even buying a flat next to his. It reached a peak when she claimed to be his wife. Shahid filed a police complaint. It was all chalked down to her psychological problems.

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