Vidya Balan slams fan who touched her without consent: We are public figures, not public property

Updated: Mar 17, 2017, 23:47 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who unveiled the trailer of her upcoming film 'Begum Jaan' yesterday, lashed out at a fan who harassed her and touched her without consent

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who unveiled the trailer of her upcoming film 'Begum Jaan' yesterday, lashed out at a fan who harassed her and touched her without consent.

In an interview to SpotboyE, Vidya Balan opened up about the shocking incident that took place at Kolkata airport recently.

A few days ago, Vidya Balan was at the Kolkata airport with 'Begum Jaan' producer Mahesh Bhatt and director Srijit Mukherji when a male fan approached her and asked if he could click a selfie with her.

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Watch: Vidya Balan's 'Begum Jaan' trailer will give you goosebumps! 

According to the report, when Vidya Balan obliged, the man put his arm around her. Taken aback, Vidya Balan told him, "Don't." He, however, continued holding onto Vidya. Vidya's manager intervened and told the fan, "Please, don't do that."

The man removed his hand, but as soon as Vidya Balan posed for the camera, she felt a hand on her back, reported the online portal.

Vidya Balan lost her cool and lashed out at the man and said, "What do you think you are doing? This is wrong."

Photos: Vidya Balan, Gauahar Khan at 'Begum Jaan' trailer launch
Photos: Vidya Balan, Gauahar Khan at 'Begum Jaan' trailer launch 

According to the entertainment portal, the fan still asked Vidya Balan for a selfie and the actress retorted saying, "No you can't, behave yourself!"

Talking about the incident to the website, Vidya Balan said, "When a stranger puts an arm around you, be it a man or a woman you get uncomfortable because they are intruding into your personal space. We are public figures, not public property."

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