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Stalker attacks Shruti Haasan at her Mumbai residence, tries to strangle her

Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 19, 2013
First Published: 22:46 IST(19/11/2013) | Last Updated: 14:01 IST(20/11/2013)

Actor Shruti Haasan was attacked by a stalker at her apartment in Mumbai at around 9.30 am on Tuesday, according to her publicist.

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“A young man rang the doorbell of her house. As Shruti was alone at home and had just woken up, she opened the door thinking it might be the maid. But she saw this guy who tried to grab her throat; she banged the door close. The guy hurt his hand and ran away. Shruti is shaken by the incident and has been throwing up all day and been unwell,” her publicist said.

When HT contacted Shruti, she said: “I have nothing to say, please contact my publicist.” Her spokesperson said:  “Two days ago, the same guy was spotted on the sets of her movie shoot in Filmcity. He had tried to talk to her and even walk with her from her van to the set, saying, 'Madam, you don’t recognise me.'

Shruti’s staff then had pushed him away. Later they had seen him on the sets of her other films, Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-day. They did not know that he had been stalking her for a while as she keeps shuttling between south and Mumbai for her film assignments.”

After the incident, Shruti’s friends came over to keep her company. She will be staying at her friend’s house for a while. Her team is looking at the security in her building and the actor will file a police complaint soon, her spokesperson said. Shruti is the daughter of the popular Tamil actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika and has done many Hindi and Telugu films.

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