On Saturday night, Dangal actress Zaira Wasim shocked her fans with an Instagram LIVE video. In the video, the 17-year-old is narrating her ordeal on a Vistara flight. According to her, a middle-aged man who was seated behind her in a Delhi-Mumbai flight took advantage of dim lights and molested her mid-air. She took a picture of the man’s foot which was sticking out from behind. She alleged that he caressed her back and neck with his foot. In the video, Zaira Wasim also slammed Vistara Air crew members for not doing anything about the matter.
The video went viral on Sunday morning, sending social media into rage. Many people extended their support to Zaira Wasim on the matter. Some Twitterati raised questions on the deteriorating status quo of women’s safety in the country. Here’s how they reacted.
But there were few social media users who instead of sympathizing with her, hurled the blame at her for being a ‘cry baby’. Some even called out the entire incident as nothing but a ‘publicity stunt’ by the actress.
After much social media outrage, Vistara Airlines responded on the matter. The official Twitter handle of Vistara Airlines issued a statement saying, "We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasimmm experience with another customer on board last night. We are carrying out detailed investigation and will support Zaira in every way required. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour."
Zaira Wasim made her Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan’s Dangal in 2016. This year, she featured in Aamir Khan’s home production Secret Superstar.