On Tuesday evening, Alia Bhatt uses her social media platform to criticize the media portal for invading her privacy by clicking photos from neighboring buildings using a zoom lens. The pictures were taken when Alia Bhatt was in her living room.
Alia Bhatt posted her leaked photo on Instagram story and condemned the media portal by tagging Mumbai police. Student of the Year star 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 me… I looked up and saw two men on the terrace of my neighboring building with a camera right at me! In what world is this okay and allowed? This is a gross invasion of someone’s privacy! There’s a line you just cannot cross and it’s safe to say all lines were crossed today.
Several other celebrities had similar experiences and came forward in support of Alia Bhatt and blasted on media portals for invading privacy. Anushka Sharma also reacted after Alia Bhatt’s story. She 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.”
Shortly after Alia Bhatt incident Many Bollywood celebrities like Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar and Swara Bhasker came forward to condemn media portal for leaking the photos from private movement.
Karan Johar, director of many superhit movies like dilwale dulhania le jayenge, said, “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,”.
Arjun Kapoor, co actor from 2 states also voiced against this incident by calling it as stalking and stated “Absolutely shameless. This is crossing all limits if a woman isn’t 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 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 @Mumbaipolice.”
Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt slammed the media portal, and she wrote in her social media story: “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.”