On Sunday night, a Priyanka Chopra fan turned up outside her residence creating a huge ruckus. We take a look at the scary stalker experiences that some Bollywood stars have had to face
An eager fan showed up at Priyanka Chopra’s residence on Sunday evening. While the actress is away shooting in Barcelona, some high voltage drama unfolded outside her Mumbai residence. A source says, `On Sunday evening, a 25-year-old guy was found snooping around Priyanka’s building. The security guards found his behaviour highly suspicious and soon some people roughed him up thinking that he was a thief. Then the police was called in and they interrogated him.`
A thorough search of his bag revealed that the man, a Priyanka Chopra fan, was carrying sweets, bangles and flowers for the actress. It seems that he was keen to meet her and give her the gifts. `When the police questioned him,he was elusive and at first, he even gave them a false name. Soon he realised the futility of this exercise and he told them that he had come down to Mumbai all the way from Nagpur only to get a glimpse of his favourite actress,` says an eyewitness.
The stalker who was caught snooping outside PC’s residence
The source adds that when the police called his family, they found out that he had lied to them as well. `It seems that he had told his family that he was travelling to Mumbai to attend a friend’s wedding. They had no idea that he was going all the way to Mumbai just to meet Priyanka Chopra,` says the source.
Call it the dark side of fame, but there is clearly more to stardom than acting and signing autographs. Bollywood stars are often at the receiving end of unwanted attention. We give you the lowdown on such instances where eager fans turned into stalkers.
In 2009, Katrina was in for a shock after she got to know that a stalker had made his way to her doorstep. It didn’t end there, as this particular person was spotted multiple times around her apartment.
In 2010, an eager fan would follow her to the gym every day; he would also flood her mailbox with love letters. The actress was so horrified that she had no option but to get the cops involved in order to sort out the issue.
Dia Mirza’s stalker took role play to a whole new level. Not only did he pretend to be a doctor, he also tried to make his way to her apartment. In 2009, he even turned up at her doorstep with a bouquet and a ring in order to propose to her. She eventually reported him to the police.
Vidya was stalked for a while after the release of her film, The Dirty Picture (2011). She has said that even a year after that film was out, she would spot him outside her sets and once she found him lurking around her home.
Once a fan sent Sushmita Sen a bridal ensemble hinting that he wished to marry her. He didn’t stop even after being warned. In fact, in 2008, he told her that if she didn’t marry him, he would kill himself.
Last year, Shruti was involved in a physical altercation with an obsessed fan, who showed up at her doorstep and tried to misbehave with her. Later, the actor lodged a complaint with the Bandra police station.
Five years ago, the actress was harassed by a man who repeatedly called her and sent her vulgar text messages. Though she tried blocking him, he didn’t give up, after which Minissha had to lodge a police complaint.
Her stalker is by far the craziest of the lot. He was so obsessed that in 2009, he flew all the way to Singapore just to keep a tab on her. He tracked her down to her hotel, and followed her as she went to the mall and attended awards functions.