Alia Bhatt takes a dig at paps for invading privacy; other celebs come in support
Alia Bhatt lashes out at paparazzi: Bollywood stars are frequently photographed, willingly or not. Recently, there has been an increase in the paparazzi culture, and few celebrities have 'strictly' requested that they respect their privacy when they are inside their homes. Alia Bhatt recently criticised a well-known media outlet for breaching her privacy while she was at her Bandra home. Alia Bhatt and a number of other celebrities have expressed their dismay that paparazzi have lost all sense of the essential morals of an individual's right to privacy.
Taking to her social media accounts, on Tuesday Alia Bhatt 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 and it's safe to say all lines were crossed today"
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As soon as Alia shared the picture in her Instagram stories, the media outlet was forced to pull out the picture from their social media pages.
Many other Bollywood celebrities including Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and Anushka Sharma shared their dismay at the incident.
Anushka Sharma and Janhvi Kapoor also talked about being in a similar situation even when they asked the media 'not' to take pictures when they are not comfortable.
The 'Chakda Xpress' actress 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."
Arjun Kapoor on the other hand 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"
Janhvi Kapoor said, "This is disgustingly intrusive. This publication has repeatedly done things like this. Including, despite my continuous requests, photographed me unaware; inside the gym, I go to while working out through the glass door."
For the unversed, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor also organised a special meeting with the media after their daughter Raha's birth requesting to give them privacy and not to post any picture of the toddler without their permission.
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- PTC PUNJABI