Social media has made celebrities more accessible. We can depend on Instagram to tell us where they are dining and where they are holidaying. Despite a strong social media presence, fans still go out of their way to get up, close and personal with their favourite Bollywood actors, whether it is to wish them on their birthdays or to get one glimpse of them coming out of their house.
Recently, a fan who was seen loitering about Varun Dhawan's house threatened to kill his girlfriend Natasha Dalal when the actor refused to meet her. A police complaint has been lodged against the fan who turned violent in a fit of rage.
The actor is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie Kalank. The incident happened when he came back home exhausted from work and refused to meet his fan who had been waiting for him. She created a scene outside his house and had a violent outburst.
A source reported, "There was a female fan, who was doing the rounds of his house for a long time. We are used to such things and on most occasions, the fans are sweet and never cross their limits. Varun sir usually obliges their selfie requests, if he is available. But he is currently pressed for time and is juggling too many things. She was waiting for a couple of hours. Sir came late and she was insisting that she meet him then and there. He was pretty tired from the day’s work and wanted to rest. She refused to leave and got into a squabble. Initially, she said she will hurt herself. When the security still didn’t get her through to Varun sir, she threw a fit. She kept mumbling how she will harm Natasha ma’am."
A tabloid reported that a complaint had been filed at Santa Cruz police station, but Varun Dhawan declined to comment. "It was alarming for us because usually fans don’t get so aggressive. We informed Varun sir, who panicked. She kept saying, ‘I will kill Natasha.’ After the woman refused to leave even after 45 minutes, we had to call the local police station," said the source.
It's been proven that Celebrity Worship Syndrome (CWS) is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal and professional life. There have been numerous instances when fans have crossed their limits to meet Bollywood stars. Ghajini actress Asin received a solitaire along with a Chennai-based fan's love letter that expressed his love for her in too much detail for her comfort. A Delhi-based stockbroker reportedly sent Sushmita Sen eight expensive gifts, including bridal attire, wedding accessories and cosmetics. Katrina had a similar daunting experience when a stalker landed up at her doorstep and she had to look for a new place because she didn't feel safe in her own house anymore. The fans who literally worship Amitabh Bachchan have had a temple made for him in which they chant the special mantra 'Jai Shree Amitabh' for the superstar.
And, this is not the first time Varun Dhawan was blindsided by a fan. Another time, a fan threatened that if the actor won’t reply to her, she would commit suicide. Varun had to lodge a police complaint in this regard as well. Seems like the actor has had some bizarre experiences!
On the work front, Varun is currently promoting his upcoming Kalank, which also stars Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. He is also working on a dance film, Street Dancer, opposite Shraddha Kapoor.
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