Tuesday, 06 June 2023 08:32 GMT

'Dangal' child star Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on Vistara flight

(MENAFN- NewsBytes)

'Dangal' child star Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on Vistara flight
10 Dec 2017

Seventeen-year-old Zaira Wasim, who left a lasting impression with her portrayal of young Geeta in 'Dangal', has alleged molestation on a Vistara flight while no one came to help.

In an Instagram video, she is heard narrating her ordeal and breaking down. "Is this how you're going to take care of girls?"

Vistara says they have "zero tolerance for such behavior" and are conducting an investigation.

The actor whose debut film created global records

Wasim made her acting debut with the Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal', which became the highest-grossing Indian film ever. For portraying young wrestler Geeta Phogat, she received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then appeared as an aspiring teenage singer in 'Secret Superstar'.

What happened?

Wasim alleges a man sitting behind her on a Delhi-Mumbai flight put his foot on her armrest and started caressing her back and neck with his foot.

"I ignored it the first time, blamed the turbulence."

But when she woke up from a nap, she found his foot rubbing her back and neck.

The lights were dim so she couldn't click a photo.

Vistara crew allegedly didn't interfere when Wasim sought help

In the live video recorded just after she landed, Wasim alleges the crew aboard the flight didn't help her either. "Slow claps for Vistara's crew guys!"

The NCW said it's sending a notice to Vistara. "Why till now they have not named this man till now?" tweeted member Rekha Sharma. Vistara says it will investigate.

Meanwhile, Wasim's manager said they'll file a police complaint.


Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.