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Stars are victims too

Miscreants/molesters don’t just target ordinary women but also celebrities and stars. HT finds out from these Bollywood actresses.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2008 04:33 IST
Hindustan Times

Bipasha Basu

A man reportedly groped Bipasha Basu soon after she entered Rain, a nightspot in Juhu at around 11 pm on February 28, 2003. Boyfriend John Abraham chased the man, who tried to flee through the exit, and thrashed him. “I didn’t beat the man who tried to mess around with Bipasha. I taught him a lesson,” Abraham said later. “I will do so with anyone else who tries to do the same.”

Basu, who was caught unawares, was stunned and apparently cried for a while before leaving with Abraham. She didn’t register a police complaint and the man was never identified.

Esha Deol

A man tried to take advantage of the crowd at Pune’s premiere of Dus at E-Square on August 11, 2005, to get extremely close to Esha Deol and misbehaved with her. Deol realised what the man was up to, slapped him and nonchalantly walked away. Apparently, she struck him so hard that he fell a couple of feet away. “I did it out of self-defence,” Deol said later.

Kim Sharma

Kim Sharma was sitting with Urmila Matondkar and a couple of other friends at the Grand Hyatt’s China House on December 23, 2007, when a man walked up to her and tried to misbehave.
A fight ensued between her friends and the man following which hotel authorities showed him the door.
Sharma, who left with her friends soon after, described the incident as “disgusting” and declined to say much about it. “We told the hotel authorities to ask the bouncers to throw the guy out. Before the bouncer intervened, the guy pushed my friend. That’s what led to the fight.”