During an interview with Spotboye, Vidya Balan narrated an incident when a man kept touching her at Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple.

Vidya said that the incident left her furious as the man kept touching her. She told the entertainment website, "I was at Siddhivinayak, I was praying when this man touched me on my shoulder. I opened my eyes and it was a random guy. Then he told me 'madam please say hello to my wife.' I told him to hold on for a minute and went back to praying. He again tapped my shoulder and said, 'say hello to her before that'."

She also added, "I told him that he cannot touch me. I asked him if he would be okay with being touched by strangers, and if his wife was touched by a stranger like this. People seem to believe that public figures are fine with such behaviour. I am more than happy to sign autographs and pose for selfies. Very rarely do I say no, unless I have not slept in five days or something. But there are some line that should be maintained," 

Last week, Vidya had revealed a similar incident when a man at Kolkata airport kept putting his hand around her shoulder when clicking a selfie with her. To that, she said, "When a stranger puts an arm around you, be it a man or a woman, you get uncomfortable because they are intruding into your personal space. We are public figures, not public property."


Vidya, who will be seen next in Begum Jaan, will release on 14 April. The movie is directed by national award winner Srijit Mukherji. The movie is the Hindi version of Bengali award winning movie Rajkahini, wherein Rituparna Sengupta played the role of Begum Jaan.