The actress escapes with few scratches and an ankle injury while promoting 'Desi Boyz'
On Tuesday evening, Chitrangada Singh was made to realise the perils of being popular.
At a shopping mall in Pune, while she was promoting her film with co-stars John Abraham and Akshay Kumar, the crowds went berserk around her. The actress also suffered scratches in the process.
Says an eyewitness, "The mall had three floors packed with people because the stars were to perform.
However despite many security guards, things went awry and the crowd was trying to reach out to the actors. The crowd was way beyond the capacity of the mall and it was very difficult to control over 4,000 people at one go."
Realising it was not safe any more to continue, the organisers called off the show half way. And when the stars proceeded to exit the venue, things went completely out of control.
Chitrangada who also hurt her ankle says, "I have never seen so many people together in my life. Plus they were so aggressive that they started pushing the railings and even got into a scuffle with the security guards.
Crowds at the event in Pune
I realised then how serious the situation was. There was a point when I fell and almost got groped, but thankfully Akshay was right behind me and he bailed me out."
More trouble Apparently later in the evening when the actors reached a Pune nightspot, John Abraham spotted a girl being eve-teased and immediately stepped up to help her. John got into a physical fight with the guy, but the latter escaped.