From Mahhi Vij to Swara Bhaskar: Actors who fought back molesters and stalkers
Getting stalked or mobbed by fans is nothing new for actors. At times, they even get groped or molested in a crowded events. Though rarely, actors open about such incidents or fight it back, of late, many television and Bollywood starlets have given it back to the stalkers and molesters and not get intimidated by such incidents. Take a look, as these leading ladies from Bollywood and television recall those horrifying stories.
In a recent interview, Swara revealed that she was groped during the promotions of the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo at Rajkot. “I was travelling with Salman Sir and nobody realised, but there were around 2,000 people at the airport to see him. Despite the fact there was security, people got in and it was Anupam Kher who made sure I got into the car. It was crazy,” she said.
A few days back, in an interview, the actor revealed, “Once, at a restaurant, I had gone to the washroom. On the way back to the table, a man groped me. I was so furious, that I slapped him twice. Even then, there was no remorse on his face. I rushed to Jay [Bhanushali] (my husband) and asked him to confront the guy. But, he had vanished by then. I couldn’t lodge a police complaint as he couldn’t be identified.”
The TV actor, breathed a sigh of relief when her stalker, a college student from Kurar village in Maharashtra, got arrested. “He was messaging and calling me for 7-8 months. I was fed up. When I blocked his number, he used about 25 different numbers to call me. When I switched off my phone, he rang my relatives. In February, I finally filed a complaint and I’m glad that he got arrested now,” Bhadoria said.
Recently, the actor-singer opened up about the horrors of hiring the wrong people. She said, “I had once hired a driver on a temporary basis who turned out to be obsessive and unstable. When I sacked him after a couple of weeks, he filed a police complaint that I hadn’t paid him and even brought the press outside my house. Fortunately, I was safe but nowadays I take extra care about while hiring people.”
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