Like most actors these days, Sidharth Malhotra visited a suburban theatre on Sunday evening to gauge the audience's reaction to his latest outing, 'Brothers'. But if sources are to be believed, it turned out to be a harrowing experience for him. Some of his fans apparently got too close to him, pulling and pushing him around, all for a selfie.
Sidharth Malhotra outside Gaiety Galaxy
An onlooker says, "As news spread about Sidharth visiting Gaiety Galaxy along with his film's director, Karan Malhotra, people started gathering outside the theatre. Several mediapersons had also been invited to cover the event. Bouncers were present on the scene, but the situation became a bit chaotic. The crowd kept surging and a group of youngsters pushed Sidharth as they wanted to click pictures with him."
It is said that the bouncers controlled the situation, but the actor did not stick around for more than 20 minutes. "It was a post release event and we were not expecting that people will mob him. He regained his composure and was happy to interact with his fans," a source close to Sid says.
A similar incident had taken place on Friday outside Chandan cinema when a fan forcibly hugged the actor, taking him by surprise.
Sidharth Malhotra remained unavailable for comment.
Raveena Tandon, who participated in the Independence Day parade in US, also had a sour experience. Recounting the incident, she tweeted that one of the organisers, Neeraj Agnihotri, got up on stage and started abusing her as his kid was not allowed to travel in her car due to security protocol.
“Started making nasty remarks till I had to yell out to the others to get some other guys up.. And that’s when they took him away! But yes I did give him a piece of my mind too..(sic),” she posted.