In an offensive Incident, ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain’ TV show fame ‘Ayesha,’ Actress Chahat Khanna was faced brutal attack by 14 drunk men when she was traveling in her car with her two minor children.
On 22nd March, Chahatt Khanna was traveling through Malad, Mumbai where this horrific Incident took place. Chahatt Khanna shares her story with SpotBoyE, “Last evening around 7 pm, I was going with my kids and staff in my car, and suddenly, a car collided from behind.
My driver put a break, and we were all thrown forward. It happened at S V Road, Malad. I looked behind and saw six burly men getting down from the car. 4 bikes carrying eight more men were right with the car, one on either side. So, 14 men in all.”
She Continued, “And those 14 had within no time, surrounded my car. They recognized me and their aggression aggravated. They started banging the door like idiots, abusing us no end. Soon, 25-50 people had gathered a few meters away from this hooliganism.
And you won’t believe, most of them were seeing the ‘tamasha’ as mere spectators. My driver got sh** scared. Why I am saying most of them is because then I saw few Muslim uncles coming forward and telling me to go away from there ASAP and they were braving it out in front of those hooligans. But my driver had started shi**ing bricks by now, and He just froze, he couldn’t dodge and veer the car forward.”
Chahatt said, her kids were terrified, they were crying in fear, and the driver was scared so that he was almost frozen. one of them forced Chahatt’s driver to get down the car and started beating him. The drunk men got so wild that they started dancing and singing on the car’s bonnet. Not just that the hooligans also smashed the back glass of her car.
She continued: “I yelled at my driver to show some courage, and he just about managed to take it out from that mess. But the difficulty was not over, A few meters down the road, I realized those 14 men had started following us. And they surrounded the car, once again- and started banging the door. At this point, it was great to see that the Muslim uncles had also followed us. This time though the culprits had surrounded equally strongly- and I told my driver to yet take it ahead, even if it amounts to the car hitting one of them. Self-defence toh karna hi tha, There was no other option. And yes, I saw the Muslim uncles giving them an earful.”
If these were not enough, Chahatt said that four of the men got physical, but before things got worse, the police arrived and arrested the convicts. However, the actress chose to reach home safely with her kids rather than filing a complaint. “I dialed 100 but hardly had I gone ahead a few buildings, and the hooligans returned to repeat the heinous act. At this point, I decided to get down and confront them. I knew it could lead to anything, but again, I had no other option. I knew they were not going to stop. They were all sloshed with bhaang. Why are no checks possible to detect bhaang? Anyway, I took my chappals and threatened them. Worse still, 4 of them started getting physical with me. I decided to call the local MLA, but at this very juncture, the cops arrived. Had they come 5 minutes later, I don’t know if I would have been alive. Hats off to the police and the present BJP government for this under which we have such an efficient system,” she said.