Po­lice nab Vidya Balan’s Stalker

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(Feb. 24, 2012 A man in his late 20s had been fol­low­ing the ac­tress to her film

sets and even to her Khar flat.)

With an in­creas­ing fan base, come the in­evitable few stalk­ers. But lit­tle did Vidya Balan know that a stalker would turn her life up­side down. Af­ter fol­low­ing her to the sets of her films, the stalker found his way to her apart­ment re­cently. The ac­tress’ spokesper­son con­firmed the story but re­fused to elab­o­rate say­ing, “It is a per­sonal mat­ter.” The stalker who is said to be in his late 20s or early 30s had been ha­rass­ing the ac­tress for a long time. “He used to be there on her sets. He used to be there in her build­ing. Once un­know­ingly, Vidya even nod­ded to him and said ‘Na­maste’,” a friend of Balan told Mum­bai Mir­ror. The vis­its to her sets and build­ing be­came more fre­quent af­ter the re­lease of ‘The Dirty Pic­ture’. “He was ob­sessed with Vidya,” a res­i­dent of Anand Vi­har Apart­ments (where Vidya stays) told us. Things took an ugly turn last week. A friend of Balan re­vealed, “The stalker man­aged to go up to Vidya’s flat. Thank­fully, Vidya was not at home at that time. Her sis­ter, who de­liv­ered twins in Novem­ber last year, opened the door. When told that Vidya had gone out, the stalker asked if Vidya had gone out with her niece Ira and nephew Ruhaan.” Vidya was taken aback. Af­ter re­turn­ing home, she asked the se­cu­rity guards of her build­ing to keep a watch out for the guy. The stalker re­turned soon enough. And this time, the se­cu­rity guards alerted the cops. En­quiries at Anand Vi­har apart­ments re­vealed, “Woh paa­gal sa tha. Po­lice took him away. And thank­fully, he hasn’t been seen af­ter that.” A po­lice of­fi­cial (on re­quest of anonymity) told us that they nabbed the stalker and let him off with a warn­ing.

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