These days, Vidya Balan is busy in promoting her upcoming movie ‘Begum Jaan’. A few days ago, Vidya Balan told us, ‘We are public figures, not public property’, while recounting an incident when a fan misbehaved with her at the Kolkata airport recently.
Vidya recounted the incident and the anger was clear in her voice. “I was at Siddhivinayak, I was praying when this man touched me on my shoulder. I opened my eyes and it was a random guy. Then he told me: ‘Madam, please say hello to my wife’. I told him to hold on for a minute and went back to praying. He again tapped my shoulder and said: ‘Say hello to her before that’!”
“I told him that he cannot touch me. I asked him if he’d be okay with being touched by strangers, and if he will mind if his wife was touched by a stranger like this. People seem to believe that public figures are fine with such behaviour. I am more than happy to sign autographs and pose for selfies. Very rarely do I say no, unless I have not slept in five days or something. But there are some lines,” said an enraged Vidya.