The 17-year-old actress who just delivered a superb performance in Secret Superstar film received a bad experience during her Delhi-Mumbai flight. Violence against women in India is going side by side to the technological improvement in the modern world of the country. Though our country is in the phase of development Such cases are proving hurdles on this path. Zaira was traveling through Vistara airlines.
The news got attention like a wildfire when Zaira posted a video on Instagram yesterday, stating the disgusting behaviour she received during her journey. In the video, which Wasim recorded immediately after deboarding the flight, the 17-year-old actor broke down several times. The accused man is identified as Vikas Sachdev who is 39 years old, Mumbai based businessman.
Vikas has been booked under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act since the actor is a minor, Senior Police Inspector, Sahar, Lata Shirsat, said. According to Vikas, he apologized to the actor after finding out that his leg had touched her shoulder; an act he said was unintentional. Vikas’s wife Divya, supported her husband’s claim.
Actress told the public that she felt something wrong when the co-passenger sitting behind her put his feet on her armrest. He kept touching her shoulder and continued to move his foot. Earlier she was half asleep so she ignored the situation. But her journey became miserable when the person continued with this activity. Zaira even tried to click picture of the accused but due to dim lights she couldn’t do so.
In her video, she sounded frustrated and conveyed her message to the people about the kind of safety for girls in India. She also expressed her sad feelings for the poor airline service as the staff didn’t help her out at right time. To this there was an outcry in public. She received lot of support from various social media sites asking to provide right type of help for the actress. By seeing such incidents now a days it doesn’t matter what the age, class or profession of a female is, such kind of behaviour is constantly happening around women.
Not only Zaira But Vistara has submitted an initial report to the DGCA and also given all necessary details to the police, the airline said. As the airlines stated that they regret the incident which happened and their customers are a priority for them. Maharashtra Police commission referred this act as SHAMEFUL and they also are investigating the matter further that why the airline staff didn’t give the required attention while the incident was going on.