Taapsee who is currently promoting her next Bollywood film PINK with Amitabh Bachchan was alarmed when a fan who had been stalking her, breached high security to meet her. The actress expressed concern and said that she loves her fans but they should also know to respect her privacy. The actress had been noticing a fan who followed her to studios, events and other places.
'As artistes, we love being loved. But there is a thin line between making us feel special and making us wary. When this guy breached security to come meet me in a VIP arena while I was at work, I was shocked. I love people who want to see me and like my work but they need to respect our privacy too. We are as human as everyone else and living under the limelight is great until you meet someone who is crossing boundaries. My interactions with this guy has always been good, but when he barged in to see me, I got a little alarmed. I didn't file a complaint because he hasn't tried to harm me in any way. If he repeats it, I will report him as a potential threat.'
The recent murder of Chennai techie, Swathi, who was murdered in broad daylight by a man who had been stalking her shook the entire nation. The incident shed light on the dangers of stalking prevalent in urban cities. Many stars from the film industry expressed their strong views against stalking being glorified in our movies. Stars like Taapsee are creating awareness among people by saying that she will report if she finds a person to be a 'potential threat.'