Zaira Wasim, 17-year-old The National award winner & known for her mind-blowing performance in films like Dangal and Secret Superstar. Started crying during an Instagram live chat as she landed at Mumbai airport post a horrible in-flight experience.
Zaira was traveling from Delhi to Mumbai on an Air Vistara flight, she was molested on the flight by a middle-aged man sitting right behind her. She said she got no help from the flight crew even on complaining.
“So, I was in a flight traveling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my two-hour journey miserable. I tried to record it on phone to understand it better because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it…
The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck,” she said in the video post.
Zaira also expressed disappointment about lack of help from the crew of Air Vistara, saying they failed to help her. The airlines later issued a statement on Twitter that they are conducting a detailed investigation into the matter.
We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasimmm experience with another customer on board last night. We are carrying out detailed investigation and will support Zaira in every way required. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour.
— Vistara (@airvistara) December 10, 2017
The Mumbai Police registered an FIR against an unknown person under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Indian Penal Code after recording Wasim’s statement.