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Ayesha Takia plans to sue Kingfisher Airlines

Chairman Vijay Mallya's apology is not good enough for Ayesha Takia. The actor is considering legal action against Kingfisher Airlines for rude treatment towards her younger sister Natasha.

entertainment Updated: Feb 08, 2012 13:17 IST

Kingfisher Airlines staffer Vinay Podwal, who allegedly misbehaved with Ayesha Takia's younger sister Natasha, wouldn't have thought his act will land the airlines in legal trouble. The actor is planning to sue the airlines over misconduct.

After Ayesha and Siddharth locked horns on Twitter, Vijay Mallya took the matter in his own hands and apologised to Natasha. Mallya had tweeted: "My personal apologies 2 Natasha Ayesha Takia's sister if she was disappointed with our service. Will have her allegations fully investigated (sic)."

In response, Takia tweeted: "I just read the tweet from Mr. vijay mallya.. I appreciate the response and hope the matter is seriously looked into and dealt with."

Ayesha Takia is considering legal action against Kingfisher Airlines. "We're definitely going to send a letter to the company and take them to court for the rude treatment meted out to my sister. If this is the way a common person travelling economy class is treated, then I will stand up against the airline. I'm thankful to the people who supported me on Twitter, and many of them said that they've gone through similar experiences," she had told Mid-Day.

FACE-OFF: Siddharth Mallya and Ayesha Takia got embroiled in a Twitter war.


Ayesha had first tweeted: "The worst airline, Kingfisher!!!shockingly baddddddddddd airport staff behavior at Delhi airport with my sister. We are going to take serious action against this and go to court with it, let the law handle it, so that this does not happen to any girl again (sic)."

Throwing more light on the incident, Ayesha said a staffer of the Kingfisher Airlines tore boarding pass of her younger sibling at the Delhi airport: "Kingfisher staff Vinay Podwal just threatened and yelled at my sister saying he can throw anyone out and TORE her boarding pass! This disgustingly behaved Kingfisher staff called Vinay podwal just tore my sister's boarding pass and misbehaved with her. How can this happen? How dare this Vinay Podwal misbehave with a passenger and tear her boarding pass? It could be any one of u think about it (sic)."

Reacting to Takia's tweet, Siddharth raised doubts over the actor's claim: "Been getting tweets about Ayesha Takia & KFA. Not too sure who she is, an actor of some sorts?? But it seems something has upset her. Don't know why Ayesha Takia is tweeting so much when she wasn't even present. There are always two sides to a story. Pipe down love."

Ayesha shot back saying: "Well any indian citizen can stand up for their rites if treated badly,and I don't have to be anyone u know sidharth mallya!!!!!!!!!!!! (sic)."

Another tweet read: "My sis is a normal indian girl traveling economy so ofcourse u won't giv a shit,I know the whole story coz it happend 2 my sister therefore (sic)."

Airlines spokesperson denied the claims: "We categorically deny that any of our staff misbehaved with this valued guest. We also deny that any of our staff tore her boarding card/ticket as alleged. The boarding card had in fact not even been handed over to the guest as she was waitlisted. The guest was treated with full courtesy extended to our all guests at Kingfisher Airlines."

Ayesha Takia with sister Natasha Takia. (Pic credit:

First Published: Feb 08, 2012 13:11 IST