MUMBAI: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone was just 14 when she caught hold of her molester slapped him right there.
Deepika, now 32 who is riding high for her marvellous performance in a recent outing “Padmavaat” in an interview with India Today narrated a particular incident during which she counteracted a pedestrian, who attempted to grope her.
Deepika also faced threats from the fringe outfit, said, “I was 14 or 15. I remember one evening my family and I were walking down the street. We had probably finished eating at a restaurant. My sister and my father walked ahead and my mother and I were walking behind. And this man brushed past me. I could have, at that point, ignored, pretended like it didn’t happen. I turned back, followed this person, caught him by the collar – I was 14 – in the middle of the street slapped him and walked away.”
She added, “From that day on my parents knew that I could take care of myself.”
Organisations like the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) have been protesting against the release of the film, claiming that it distorts history and hurts sentiments.