There are fans and then there are stalkers; sometimes quite creepy ones.
Given the popularity of our B-town stars, the fine line between loving a celeb and becoming obsessed with them tends to get blurred for certain individuals. Here’s a look at 7 times celebrities have experienced creepy stalker encounters.
1. Shruti Hassan
A spot boy from Shruti’s film crew not only managed to enter her house but also physically assaulted the actress by taking her by the throat. That’s not just creepy but also quite scary!
2. Sushmita Sen
In 2008, the former Miss Universe began receiving fan letters from a man. The situation escalated when he then sent her a bridal outfit and threatened her to marry him, failing which he’d kill her.
3. Shahid Kapoor
Daughter of actor Rajkumar, Vastavikta Pandit, really went quite overboard with her love for Shahid. She stalked him, followed him around and even went ahead and bought a flat next to his as she was apparently in love with him. Shahid was forced to file a police complaint when she took things further by claiming to be his wife!
4. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar witnessed a crazy incident in 2009 when a minor from Lucknow ran away from home and landed at his doorstep. When unable to meet him, she slit her wrists and had to be rushed to the hospital.
5. Dia Mirza
Calling himself a doctor, a random man tried to enter Dia’s house. When she let him off, he returned with an engagement ring and flowers for the actress. The cops had to intervene.
6. Katrina Kaif
Katrina was stalked for 9 months by a man who’d follow her around, pose as her bodyguard, turn up at her doorstep and even at events.
7. John Abraham
Post the release of Dostana, a man took John’s gay icon image far too seriously. He kept trying to contact the actor and even called John’s parents. An official complaint was lodged by John.