Sandra Bullock says a girl’s gotta stalk her guy if she wants to find true love. And some beautiful leading ladies closer home agree.
Bullock plays a woman obsessed with a guy in her new film, All about Steve.
“How else do you get dates? I learned that you have to stalk and then make it look very innocent. I think, it’s a necessary evil to sort of lure in your prey,” she said in a recent interview.
Bollywood celebs recount their experience. Actress Mahi Gill stalked a guy for ‘a noble cause’. “My friend was dating a shady guy so I stalked him and found he was two-timing her.”
The fraternity agrees, and adds that harmless stalking “convinces the ‘victim’ of your seriousness and dedication!” Actress Shazahn Padamsee recalls a harmless stalker, “At boarding school, a guy followed me everywhere. He did nothing to embarrass me... it was sweet.”
Sophie Choudhary was stalked with flowers. “He sent me flowers everywhere I went. He would find out where I was staying and have flowers delivered.”
Actress Amrita Rao has had her share of stalkers. “A guy, who had sold all his belongings to meet me, camped outside my house. I was so touched I gave him five-star treatment and sent him home with some cash.”
Some, however, say stalking cannot be cool. Director Kunal Kohli says, “Sandra might say that, but stalking is weird. You’ve got to go out and say it even if you are shy.”
Shruti Haasan adds, “How can stalking be cool? It’s creepy. No one should do it.” Sagarika Ghatge says, “It’s better to approach a person. By stalking you’re making matters worse.”
For youngsters, it’s an old trick. Says Shirish Khandelwal, an ex-IITian, “Driving my bike past her house was fun. I used to walk by her class on some pretext or other. I wasn’t ogling or leching... and she noticed me.”