Actor Preity Zinta, currently busy with the ongoing IPL 2023, took time out on Saturday to post two incidents which “shook her belief in humanity.” The actor took on celeb photographers for their alleged “insensitivity” towards one incident. In yet another instance, Preity talked about her children who were “preyed upon” recently.
Citing the first incident in detail, Preity wrote: “2 events this week have left me a bit shaken. 1 regarding my daughter -where a woman tried to take her photo. When we politely asked her not to, she walked away… then suddenly scooped my daughter in her arms & planted a big wet kiss next to her mouth & ran off saying what a cute baby. This woman lives in an elite building & happened to be in the garden where my kids were playing. If I wasn’t a celebrity I probably would have reacted badly but kept my cool as I didn’t want to make a scene.”
Preity shared a pap`s video which referred to the second incident. She wrote: “U can see the 2nd incident here. I had a plane to catch & this handicapped man kept trying to stop me. Over the years he has harassed me for money & I have given it to him when I could. This time when he asked for money I said sorry today I have no cash, just a credit card. The lady with me gave him some money from her purse. He threw it back at her cuz it wasn`t enough & started getting aggressive. As u can see he followed us for some time & got more aggressive.”
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“The photographers found this incident funny. Instead of helping us they filmed & laughed. NO ONE told him not to follow the car or harass us as anyone could have gotten hurt. Had there been an accident, I would have been blamed. My being a celebrity would have been questioned. Bollywood would have been blamed & a lot of negativity would have spread,” she added.
Commenting on the alleged harassment which a celeb faces in India, Preity concluded: “I think it’s high time people realise that I’m a human being first, then a mom & then a celebrity. I also don’t need to apologise for my success constantly & be bullied for it cuz I’ve worked very hard to get where I am. I have an equal right like anyone else in this country to live the way I want so please think before you judge & please stop blaming celebrities for everything. There are always 2 sides to a story. Most importantly my children are NOT part of a package deal & are not meant to be preyed on so please Leave my kids alone & don’t come to them for photos or touch/grab them. They are infants & need to be treated like infants, not celebrities.”
She added: “I sincerely hope that the photographers who ask us for photos, videos and sound bytes also have the grace, humanity & maturity to act & help in the future instead of filming & laughing cuz most of the time it’s not funny.”
Preity’s celeb friends showed solidarity with her situation. Hrithik Roshan wrote: “Well done Pree”. Arjun Rampal wrote, “Next time give me a call will sort them out.” Priyanka Chopra posted emojis on her post. Malaika Arora wrote, “U said it out loud n clear.”
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