Priyanka Chopra was accused of misbehaving with a passenger on the flight? Deets inside
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most talked-about actresses in Bollywood and globally. Being a star comes with its own pros and cons and that means that the occurrence of controversies goes without saying. Priyanka too was involved in something similar back in 2011. It was when Priyanka was accused of misbehaving with a fellow passenger during a flight.
The doctor who accused Priyanka of misbehaviour was Dr Fayaz Shawl, he is a cardiologist who has some really high profile patients. According to a report by Hindustan Times, he was travelling in the same flight as Priyanka from Mumbai to Dubai on Dec 2011. In his statement, he had said, “I usually take a chartered plane to fly to Dubai. But, on the request of ailing actor Dilip Kumar’s family to check on his heart condition, I had to go to their residence in Pali Hill and missed my flight. So, I boarded this Emirates flight on which Priyanka Chopra was a co-passenger in first class. She occupied the window seat and was on the phone even when the flight started to take off. The staff was not objecting as they were in awe of the star, so, I passed a note to her to stop. I know of two air crashes that took place due to the phone signals interfering with the air control.”
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He added, “At this, Priyanka turned to me and said, ‘Who the hell are you to stop me?’ I said, ‘Lady, had you been in the US, you would have been handcuffed for this.” He even said that he has video clips of the incident and also filmed other co-passengers who were scared when Priyanka spoke on the phone.
But, looks like Priyanka had as a whole different version of the situation as she had said, “It is disgusting that celebrities like us get a raw deal at the hands of attention seekers, so easily. These allegations are a bunch of lies. That man is a lunatic. If it hadn’t been for his old age, I would have slapped him for how he behaved with me on the flight. He tried to film me on his phone despite my requests to not do it. I was calling him ‘sir’, as I’ve been brought up to respect elders.”
The actress added that the doctor was drunk and tried to make an issue out of her talking on the phone. She said she didn’t break any rules. She had added, “By then this man was screaming. He dropped names and said he knows the Sheikh in Dubai and would get me deported. I took out my credit card and challenged him to make a call to the Sheikh right there from the aircraft’s paid phone. He behaved in a cheap manner and said ‘I know you Bollywood starlet types’. That made me lose it because I value my dignity.” He showed me a video of himself with Dilip sir (actor Dilip Kumar). I complained to the staff and they conveyed it to the captain. When the flight landed, he came and apologised to me thrice. But I didn’t accept his apology.”
Priyanka had added, “If he’s talking to media now, it’s just to get attention. You can check with anyone on that flight, including Leander Paes. I would never insult a legend like Dilip Kumar. I’ve spoken to Saira ma’am (Saira Banu). She totally stands by me on this.”
Well, that was intense.