Preity Zinta breaks her silence on not helping a man in a wheelchair incident

Bollywood actor Preity Zinta recentky faced criticism for being insensitive to a person following her car in a wheelchair. However, the actress has opened up about the incident and said that every story has 2 sides.

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  April 08th 2023 04:37 PM  |  Updated: April 08th 2023 04:37 PM

Preity Zinta breaks her silence on not helping a man in a wheelchair incident

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has provided details about two recent occurrences that "shook" her while she was in Mumbai a few days ago.

A man with a disability recently asked her for assistance as she was leaving a salon. Preity is seen frantically getting into the posh car in a video that is doing the rounds on the internet.

Even when the chauffeur ramped up the pace and started to drive away, the man in the wheelchair pursued her vehicle with tenacity. Netizens have criticised the actress for being insensitive following the incident, which has not gone over well. Many people hurried to the comments section to voice their anger with her allegedly careless behaviour.

"2 events this week have left me a bit shaken," the actress stated in a blunt statement. The actress confronted a woman who had taken images of her infant daughter and had given her a hard kiss. In her account of the second incident, the actress said that a man in a wheelchair persistently tried to block her and demanded money from her. She also criticised the paparazzo in her post for filming the situation.

No one warned him not to follow the car or harass us since anyone could have been hurt, the actress continued, adding that if an accident occurred, she would have been held responsible. I would have taken the fall if there had been a mishap. It would have been questioned whether I was a celebrity. A lot of hatred would have been spread, and Bollywood would have been blamed. People need to understand that I'm a mother, a human person, and then a celebrity, in that order. I also don't need to constantly apologise for my achievement or face bullying because I've worked very hard to reach where I am. I have the same rights to live my life as everyone else in this country said Preity Zinta in her long post.

The actress issued a statement in which she called out the photographers who were laughing throughout the incident, saying, "I sincerely hope that the photographers who ask us for photos, videos, and sound bytes also have the grace, humanity, and maturity to act and help in the future instead of filming and laughing cuz most of the time it's not funny."


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