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Entertainment

Web Desk
January 12, 2019

Video of Zareen Khan slapping man surfaces

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Jan 12, 2019

A video of Bollywood actress Zareen Khan slapping a man has surfaced on the internet.

Indian media reported that the incident reportedly took place last month in Aurangabad at a store launch.

According to reports, despite being surrounded by her guards the man touched her inappropriately leaving her with no choice but to take matters into her own hands.

In the video the "Hate Story 3" actress is seen slapping the man  before getting into her car.

Female film stars have long  complained of being  mobbed by  unruly men  and  most of them are often escorted by guards.  

Indian film industry have  lately seen a  debate  on sexual harassment with many stars voicing their support for Metoo movement after some men in position of powers were accused of harassing their female colleagues .

The industry   was rocked by a scandal when  Veteran Indian actor Alok Nath was  accused of rape and harassment by writer/producer Vinta Nanda and former co-stars Sandhya Mridul and Navneet Nishan.

Zareen Khan when asked to comment on the viral video revealed to Pinkvilla that the man was allegedly trying to molest her and she slapped her in retaliation, "It's not about being a celebrity, these things happen to women in general. I don't know what's this sick mentality of men who want to grab women in an inappropriate manner. We have been talking about women empowerment and safety of women but they are still men who want to these things. It's high time that women should give it back to such men, that very moment. That's what happened with me in Aurangabad as you must have seen in the video. Despite cops and bodyguards being there, crowd sometimes gets uncontrollable as it's huge and you can't see anyone's face. I felt someone is trying to touch me inappropriately but before could do anything beyond that, I gave it back. I am not someone who is up for sh*t." 

She added, "I really don't care what people think then. I am a woman first and a celebrity later. My safety is in my hands and if I keep quiet today, there will be more people doing it. I don't know why people think women are the weaker sex, things are now changing. More power to women and they are now actually coming as a strong gender."