Bollywood: Alia Bhatt blasts paparazzi for taking photos of her inside home

Actor calls it 'invasion of privacy' as she tags Mumbai Police in social media post

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Published: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9:37 PM

Last updated: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 6:54 PM

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt on Tuesday called out the media and tagged the Mumbai Police for 'invasion of privacy' after photos of the actor were clicked by the paparazzi without her consent while she was inside her home.

The star took to Instagram to pen a long post.

She 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 neighbouring building with a camera right at me! In what world is this okay and allowed?"

Tagging the Mumbai Police, she added, "This is a gross invasion of someone's privacy and it's safe to say all lines were crossed dat. @mumbaipolice."

In the pictures, the actor can be seen sitting on the balcony of her home in Mumbai while photographers clicked her pictures without her consent from the terrace of an adjoining building.

After Alia shared the post on social media, her mum Soni Razdan, sister Shaheen Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor came out in support of her.

Taking to Instagram Stories, Soni Razdan wrote, "Shocked and dismayed at this blatant disregard for a person's privacy. Are we really turning into 'that country' now? Where all our cultural norms simply cease to exist when it comes to 'getting the picture'? Hope someone can address this and fast!"

Ranbir's mother and actor Neetu Singh Kapoor shared a screenshot of Alia's story and wrote, "This is not right".

Shaheen too wrote, "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."

"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," wrote Arjun.

"Any sane person who takes photographs of public figures for a living needs to know that this is pathetic conduct & 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. @mumbaipolice," he continued, while also tagging Mumbai police.

Earlier, Ranbir and Alia had a similar privacy issue with the media and the couple had requested photographers not to click pictures of their newborn daughter Raha. (inputs ANI, HT)


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