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Alia Bhatt has called out two photographers for attempting to click paparazzi photos while she was in the privacy of her home.
On Tuesday (21 February), the 29-year-old Bollywood actor re-posted a screenshot of the photographs allegedly purchased by Times of India, which showed her sitting in her living room, unaware that she is being photographed from a nearby building.
Bhatt tagged the Mumbai Police in her post and asked them to take action against the concerned media house as it “crossed all boundaries”.
“Are you kidding me?” Bhatt wrote on Instagram. “I was at my house having a perfectly normal afternoon sitting in my living room when I felt something watching me.
“I looked up and saw two men on the terrace of my neighbouring building with a camera right at me!” she added. “In what world is this ok and allowed? This is a gross invasion of someone’s privacy. There’s a line you just cannot cross and it’s safe to say all lines were crossed today.”
Bhatt has received support from fans and friends on the matter.
“Absolutely shameless,” Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor wrote on Instagram. “This is crossing all limits if a woman isn’t feeling safe in her own home, forget if she’s a public figure or not for a second.
“Any sane person who takes photographs of public figures for a living needs to know that this pathetic conduct, and these are people in the media we have trusted and shown implicit faith in believing they are here to do a job, not to make women feel unsafe or invade one’s privacy.
“This is nothing short of stalking, @mumbaipolice.”
Actor Anushka Sharma added: “This is not the first time [TOI] is doing this.
“About two years ago we called them out for the same reason. You’d think it would have made them more re...