More sordid details from Bollywood’s former diva Zeenat Aman’s association with an entrepreneur with whom she was in a relationship for almost two years, have come to light, bringing into focus again the age-old puzzle of why beautiful and successful women choose to get into abusive relationships.
With Zeenat, the heart-throb of millions in the 1970s, it has happened repeatedly. But let’s focus on the current crisis in her life where her most recent male friend has walked away with all her savings and has harassed her in innumerable ways.
Neighbours in the building where Zeenat stays have harrowing tales to tell of her embarrassment humiliation and abuse.
“He would land up at any time of the day or night. Since the watchman had been instructed to not let him in he would threaten the watchman and force himself into the building premise and hurl abuses at her from the building compound,” says a neighbour.
Luckily for Zeenat all the neighbours in her building have rallied around her during this hour of crisis.
Says a friend of the actress, “There’s been no attempt to ostracize ,condemn or mock her for the disturbance of peace. On the contrary all of Zeenat’s neighbours share her outrage and have signed a petition asking that the man be legally prohibited from stalking her.”
Apparently the fraudulent entrepreneur first tried to establish contact with Zeenat through phone when she blocked him from her list. He then tried visiting her. When he was prevented from doing so, he began to monitor her moves from outside her building.
Says a friend of the actress, “It came to a point where it became near-impossible for Zeenat to step out of her home. Every time she went out he would be waiting for her. He would try to stop her car , force himself into her vehicle as horrified neighbours stared in disbelief and shock. When he failed to establish contract in this way he hurled abuses at her from outside her home.Zeenat was badly shaken and very scared. Her two sons wanted to teach this stalker a lesson. But Zeenat stopped them from physically assaulting her tormentor, for in doing so,they would be weakening her case.She has now gone to the cops and they are taking remedial action.”
However Zeenat’s ordeal is far from over.
“All her savings are gone. The man conned her into parting with her money pretending to invest it into real estate. By the time Zeenat woke up to his game it was late. While she has been assured that some if not all her finances will be restored to her, all Zeenat really wants at this point of time is to get back to a normal life with her sons.”