A drug addict was masturbating in front of me, Swara Bhaskar


It was not too late when Swara Bhaskar has shared a harrowing experience about being groped at an airport in Rajkot while promoting ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.

In the interview, Swara Bhaskar also recalled another shocking incident where she saw a man masturbating in front of her in a Mumbai local train.

While speaking to DNA, Swara Bhaskar said, "I have been groped during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when we landed at Rajkot. I was travelling with Salman Sir and nobody realised, but there were around 2,000 people at the airport to see him. Despite the fact there was security, people got in and it was Anupam Kher who made sure I got into the car. It was crazy. As a female artiste, you know the feeling of being vulnerable in front of a crowd, which is why I connected with my character Anaarkali. You know that when we were shooting the Holi scene in Ranjhanaa, the production has put five boys from the AD team around us in that get-up, to protect us from the rest of the crowd."

When asked if the 'Anaarkali of Aarah' Swara Bhaskar had hit anyone, the actress told the publication, "I have beaten someone with my umbrella in Mumbai. I was in a train alone — this was my first year in Mumbai — going somewhere to collect a cheque. I was in the first-class compartment and it was in the late afternoon so it was empty. A drug addict got in and when I turned around, I see this man masturbating. For one second, I was scared. It took me a second to realise what was going on, I started yelling at him, and beating him with the umbrella. I tried to catch hold of his collar because I knew the moment the train stops, he will run. I knew I can get him to the police if I hold him back. But the moment the train slowed down, he realised I was holding him to get him to the police, and he jumped off from the other end of the compartment."

Meanwhile, on the Bollywood front, Swara Bhaskar will next be seen on screen in romantic comedy 'Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai' directed by Gaurav S. Sinha and has signed Rhea Kapoor’s Veera Di Wedding’ co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan.

On the personal front, there was strong buzz that Swara Bhaskar will be tying the knot with 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' scriptwriter Himanshu Sharma. The actress, however, denied the report.