Dangal and Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim had a harrowing experience on an Air Vistara flight on Saturday. On the flight from Delhi to Mumbai, a “middle-aged man” reportedly brushed his feet repeatedly against her back and neck while she was asleep. After realizing what he’s doing, Zaira tried to record his actions, but she couldn’t because the lights were dim. Horrified by the incident and the lack of help by the cabin crew, she went live on Instagram to describe what happened to her.
Both Air Vistara and the National Commission of Women responded to Zaira’s experience and assured her that immediate action will be taken.
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
NCW has taken cognise of reports wherein @ZairaWasimmm was molested by a fellow passenger on board @airvistara. The Commission will be calling the airlines to get a details of what transpired and action taken by them in the matter. https://t.co/Bi3c5GoGqL
— NCW (@NCWIndia) December 10, 2017
As per a report on Firstpost, Mumbai Police has arrested the accused, the 39 year old Vikas Sachdeva, a senior executive at an entertainment firm in Mumbai. According to ANI, the action was taken after the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against Vikas Sachdeva under section 354 IPC & POCSO Act in the matter.