When Priyanka Chopra 'verbally abused doctor on flight’ here's what happened next
First Published 15, Aug 2020, 12:01 PM
The incident occurred long ago. Priyanka Chopra allegedly verbally abused a doctor on a flight. According to the doctor, Priyanka was violating airline rules
Priyanka Chopra is now an international star and has moved to the US and lives with her pop singer husband, Nick Jonas. Post her wedding, Priyanka Chopra is seen enjoying her life to the fullest, accompanying her husband Nick Jonas and his brothers, Joe, Kevin in their musical tours, while embarking on many vacays.
However, during the lockdown, she spent her time at home in California, US with Nick Jonas and her three dogs.
We came across an old interview of Priyanka Chopra where she was issuing a clarification on her ugly spat with a co-passenger on a flight, who was a doctor.
It all started when that doctor named Dr Fayaz visited India to see a high-profile patient. He accused Priyanka of verbal abuse, when they had asked her not to violate rules while onboard the flight. They were traveling from Mumbai to Dubai.
Dr Fayaz Shawl narrated the incident to Hindustan Times, "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 air control."
Doctor 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. To this, she replied, 'F*** US.”
Dr Fayaz also told PC that he was in India to see veteran actor Dilip Kumar. “To that she said, 'Who the hell cares about that old man?' So, I said, 'You have no right to endanger my life and that of 250 other people.' She then said: 'Let's go to the pilot.' I told her that when we get off at Dubai, I could get her arrested for this."
According to the doctor, he had recorded the entire incident on his phone and had also filmed co-passengers, who were scared when the actress was talking on the phone in-flight.
However, Priyanka had a different version and slammed the doctor by saying, "He is an attention seeker who started filming me on his phone despite my objections. He was drunk and threatened to call his friend, the Sheikh of Dubai, and get me into trouble. I challenged him to do that as I broke no rules. He later apologised."
Priyanka, who was very upset with the entire fight, further revealed, "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. I was calling him 'sir', as I've been brought up to respect elders."