The paparazzo culture had Bollywood reunited for Alia Bhatt as the actress shared a gross incident online on Tuesday. The actress became furious and shared how her personal space was invaded by two men as she was casually chilling on her balcony.
The actress also tagged the Mumbai Police, and wrote, “Are you kidding me? I was at my house, having a perfectly normal afternoon, sitting in my living room when I felt something watching over me. I looked up and saw two men on the terrace of the neighbouring building with a camera right at me.”
After the picture went viral, Bollywood reunited to lend support to Alia Bhatt. “There is no justification for this absolutely disgusting invasion of privacy. Everyone from the entertainment industry is always for the media and the paparazzi and are accommodating. But there has to be a limit,” talk show host and filmmaker Karan Johar said.
Anushka Sharma wrote, “This is not the first time they are doing this. About two years ago, we called them out for the same reason. You’d think it would have made them more respectful of people’s space and privacy. Absolutely shameful. They were also the only guys posting photos of our daughter despite repeated requests.”
Alia Bhatt’s 2 States co-star, Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Absolutely shameless. This is crossing all limits if a woman isn’t feeling. Safe in her own home forget if she is a public. Figure or not for a second. Any sane person who takes photographs of public figures for a living needs to know that this is pathetic conduct and these are people in the media we have trusted and shown implicit faith in believing they are here to do a job not to make women feel unsafe or invade one’s privacy. This is nothing short of stalking.” The actor also tagged Mumbai Police in his post.
Alia’s sister, Shaheen Bhatt also bashed the paparazzo and wrote, “So it’s totally cool to point zoom lenses into people’s homes while hiding in neighbouring buildings for “content” now? Grown men. With cameras. Hiding across the road. Taking surreptitious photos of an unaware woman. Without her consent. In her home. The fact that the person in the photo is a celebrity does not somehow make this okay. If this was any other situation, with any other person – this would be considered harassment and a complete assault on privacy. Which is what it is. The lack of basic human decency is honestly terrifying.”