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Bollywood actor molested on Air Vistara flight, airline says inquiry underway

The Bollywood actor recorded her in-flight experience on the way to Mumbai. The actor took to her Instagram and posted a series of live stories sharing the entire episode with her followers.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: December 10, 2017 8:19:02 pm
The Bollywood actor took to her Instagram and posted a series of live stories sharing the entire episode with her followers.

A Bollywood actor broke down during an Instagram live chat as she landed in Mumbai post a horrific in-flight experience. The actor, who was on her way from Delhi to Mumbai, alleged that she was molested on the flight by a middle-aged man sitting right behind her. She said she got no help from the flight crew even on complaining.

“I just landed, the whole irony of this that I yelled… and this is not done… this is not how you should be treated or made to feel… this is terrible. This is how they will take care of girls? No one will help us if we don’t decide to help ourselves and that is the worst thing,” said the actor during the Instagram live.

Using Instagram Stories, she shared a pic of the man’s foot, which was rested on her arm-rest. After that, the actor explained her ordeal with texts. She wrote, “The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck.” She continued, ” So, I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my 2-hour journey miserable. I tried to record it on phone to understand it better because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it.”

Check her Instagram stories here: 

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

Dangal girl Zaira Wasim narrates her in-flight molestation attempt

“It was all chill till I felt somebody brushing against my back while I was half asleep. I ignored it the first time. Blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke me up to this PLEASANT SIGHT of his Beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck. Guess he couldn’t sit like a civilised human being and placed his foot on my armrest while he’s fully PHELAOED his body on his seat,” she continued.

Air Vistara issued a statement saying they are looking into the incident and has zero tolerance for such behaviour.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar, describing the incident as “shameful”,  demanded an inquiry into why the cabin crew did not come to the actor’s aid.

Mehbooba Mufti also took to Twitter and expressed that she is appalled at what happened with the actor.

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