TV actor Chahatt Khanna says goons attacked car, thrashed driver and harassed her on Holi
Chahatt Khanna of Qubool Hai has said that she was attacked by a large group of men in Mumbai.Updated: Mar 23, 2019 14:53 IST
Television actor Chahatt Khanna has revealed that she was attacked by a large group of goons in Mumbai on Holi. She told SpotBoye that she was travelling in her car with her driver, kids and staff when 14 men surrounded her car and harassed her family on Thursday evening.
She said a car hit her’s on SV Road, Malad. Six men stepped out of the car and moved towards her. More men on bikes joined them, surrounded her car and began attacking her. “They recognised me and aggravated their aggression. They started banging the door, abusing us no end. Soon, 25-50 people had gathered a few metres away from this hooliganism. And mind you, most of them were seeing the tamasha as mere spectators. My driver got sh** scared,” she said. Chahatt said a couple of men did come around to help her. “Then I saw few Muslim uncles coming forward and telling me to go away from there ASAP and they were braving it out in front of those hooligans. But my driver had started shi**ing bricks by now, He just froze, he couldn’t dodge and veer the car forward,” she added.
The actor said her kids got scared and started crying in the car. Her driver was forced out of the vehicle and beaten up. They broke the glass of her car and danced on the bonnet. When the driver finally got back inside the car and drove away from the spot, the goons followed behind them. “A few metres down the road, I realised those 14 men had started following us. And they surrounded the car, once again - and started banging the door. At this point, it was great to see that the Muslim uncles had also followed us. This time though the miscreants had surrounded equally strongly and I told my driver to yet take it ahead, even if it amounts to the car hitting one of them,” she said.
She called the police and when the hooligans still followed them, she stepped out of the car to face them. “I took my chappals and threatened them. Worse still, 4 of them started getting physical with me. I decided to call the local MLA, but at this very juncture the cops arrived. Had they come 5 minutes later, I don’t know if I would have been alive,” she said. Chahatt also thanked the police for their action. “Hats off to the police and the present BJP government for this under which we have such an efficient system,” she said.
She, however, did not file an official complaint against the men. “I was asked if I was interested in filing an official complaint, but I just wanted my kids to reach home safely and so I chose to go home instead. I don’t think they will forget this incident throughout their lives,” she said. She has said she will hire a bodyguard now and even carry pepper spray, stun guns or other weapons.
Chahatt was seen in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Qubool Hai as the antagonist. She played Sakshi Tanwar’s sister in the former.
She had accused her estranged husband Farhan Mirza of sexual abuse in November last year. Married to Farhan (son of Bollywood writer Shahrukh Mirza) since 2013, the actor filed for divorce a couple of months before accusing him. The estranged couple has two daughters together, Zohar and Amaira.
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