Last Update: April 08, 2023, 4:19 PM IST
Preity Zinta recently faced flak from netizens after a video of her neglecting a disabled person went viral on social media. And now the actress has finally reacted to the trolls and shared a message along with a video clip on her Instagram handle. In her lengthy post, she talked about two incidents that shook her this week and said, “I have the same right as anyone else to live the way I want”.
Sharing the first incident, Preity Zinta alleged how a woman tried to take her daughter’s photo. Not only this, but when the actress ‘politely’ asked the woman not to click pictures, she “suddenly took my daughter in her arms and planted a big wet kiss on the side of her mouth, saying Ran away what a lovely child”. that she could have ‘reacted badly’ but decided to keep her calm to avoid making a scene.
Talking about the second incident, the Veer-Zaara actress alleged how a ‘disabled man was trying to stop me’ when she had a flight to catch. Preity claimed that over the years, he ‘harassed’ her for money and wrote, “I have given it to him when I could. This time when he asked for money I said sorry today I don’t have cash, just is a credit card. The lady with me gave him some money from her purse. He threw it back as it was not enough and started getting aggressive. As you can see he followed us for some time and more Got aggressive.”
Later in her post, Preity Zinta lashed out at the paps for laughing when the man was running after their car.
“The photographers found the incident funny. Instead of helping us, they filmed and laughed. No one told him not to chase the car or disturb us because anyone could get hurt. If there was an accident, I would be blamed. Questions were raised on my being a celebrity. Bollywood There would be blame and a lot of negativity would spread. I think the time has come for people to realize that I am a human being first, then a mother and then a celebrity. I don’t even need to constantly apologize and bully for my success, because I’ve worked really hard to be where I am.”
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Preity Zinta is a successful name in Bollywood. She has featured in several big films including Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer-Zaara, Koi… Mil Gaya, Dil Hai Tumhara and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna among others.