The Dangal star went live on Instagram to share her ordeal after the incident.
In a shocking incident, actress Zaira Wasim has revealed that she was molested on an Air Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai recently, by a passenger who was sitting behind her. In an Instagram live video, the Dangal star said, “This is not how a girl should be made to feel, because this is terrible. Is this how they are going to take care of girls? No one will help us if we don’t decide to help ourselves. This is the worst thing.”
Zaira broke down several times during the video and also posted a pictures of the man’s feet. “I tried to record it on my phone to understand it better. But because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it. I ignored it the first time, blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke up to this pleasant sight of his beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck... Guess he couldn’t sit like a civilised human being and placed his foot on my armrest while he’s fully ‘pheloaed’ his body on his seat (sic),” she posted. Zaira also slammed the airline in another post: “Slow claps for Vistara’s crew guys! Wonderful! (sic).”
Vistara COO Sanjiv Kapoor:
We are not going to let any stone unturned in this investigation, which is on in full swing. It appears crew only became aware of something amiss during final approach when they were seated for landing. Again, we have zero tolerance for this.
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
J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti:
Any harassment/crime against women shld be dealt with swiftly & effectively. As a mother of 2 daughters I am appalled at what happened with @zairawasimz. Hope the relevant authorities take strict action @airvistara @Ashok_Gajapathi @jayantsinha.
The passenger should be identified to the police by @airvistara & a case filed for legal action. None of this ‘he fell at my feet so I forgive him’ rubbish!