SRK and Salman’s reaction on Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case!
Actress Preity Zinta’s allegation of molestation against her former beau and business partner Ness Wadia has not got much reaction from the film fraternity, but a few like director Tanuja Chandra feels it’s better to wait for the legal process to move forward and “avoid playing judge and jury ourselves”, while Moon Moon Sen feels “it is entirely their business”.
Chandra, who directed Preity Zinta in author-backed film “Sangharsh”, said: “I imagine she must have thought a great deal about it and hasn’t done this on an impulse. Like all women in the country she has every right to approach authorities if she feels her individual space has been violated. We must wait for the legal process to move forward and avoid playing judge and jury ourselves.”
On alleging Ness Wadia of using physical force against her, grabbing her arm without consent and using offensive language against her in public, Shahrukh Khan is cautious in his response. He told reporters at an event, “It’s a personal issue. It’s an issue she has brought up and I assume it will be dealt legally. As a friend of hers, I will just talk to her.”Salman Khan, on the other hand, was totally evasive when asked to respond to the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia quarrel at the Kick trailer launch. Salman told the reporter, “Aap galat jagah par hain…Only you are interested in that question. The others here have come to know more things about Kick.”
I was abused and insulted publicly by Ness Wadia: Preity Zinta
Perhaps the most controversial response has come from the columnist and political commentator Tavleen Singh.
Shame on Preity Zinta for making a molestation out of a tiff between ex-lovers. When little girls are raped and hanged for nothing.
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) June 15, 2014
Perhaps sensing that she’d been too harsh, Tavleen toned down in the next tweet and clarified, “Clarification: in a country with vile, daily crimes against women it is wrong for privileged women to file trivial cases.”
Tavleen Singh has since been trolled on social media for her comments against Preity.
The outspoken Pooja Bedi decided to sit on the fence.
She said: “Neither Ness nor Preity come across as a liar. Both are such lovely people. So it is just very unfortunate that it’s all turning out the way it is. Having said this I feel it is for the courts to pass a verdict, not us.”
Neetu Chandra feels the matter is personal. However, she also feels Preity is not the kind to raise a hue and cry unnecessarily.
“As far as I know her, she is a no-nonsense person and leads her life with dignity. A break-up is never pleasant. Both the partners have to be very careful about preserving each other’s self-respect in public after the break-up, for the sake of what they shared in the past.”
Preity Zinta lodged a written complaint against Wadia with the Marine Drive police station Friday, last week. She accused Wadia of grabbing her hand and abusing her during a cricket match in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai May 30.
Though she admires Preity’s spirit, actress-parliamentarian Moon Moon Sen feels the two should sit and talk it out.
“Maybe there’s a history of abuse and now it has erupted in a public place to embarrass both of them. Surely the two can sit down and sort it out. No matter how we look at it, it is entirely their business.”
Movie guru Shailendra Singh finds the incident unfortunate.
“It’s unfortunate that a girlfriend-boyfriend fight has national importance. There are far more serious matters awaiting the nation’s attention.”