Dangal actress reveals truth of her flight journey

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who had worked in Dangal, has alleged that she was molested by a middle-aged man in a flight from Delhi to Mumbai today. With this revelation it has raised question mark that are women not safe in flight ?

The 17-year-old National Award winner shared her ordeal via an Instagram story.

“Managed to get this,” Zaira posted with a snapshot of the man’s foot, which was rested on her arm rest.

The star of “Secret Superstar” then added: “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.

“So, I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my two-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.

“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’ (spread) his body on his seat.” She ended her post with: “Slow claps for Vistara’s wonderful crew guys.” In a self-shot video doing the rounds on social media, Zaira, who is from Jammu and Kashmir, is also seen breaking down on an Instagram live chat.

“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,” she said, looking visibly disturbed.

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