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Divya Prabha on flight harassment case: ‘I haven’t received any response from Air India yet’

Divya Prabha filed a case against a co-passenger on an Air India flight, alleging that he misbehaved with her

Divya Prabha on flight harassment case: ‘I haven’t received any response from Air India yet’
Divya Prabha in the Instagram video (L)

Last Updated: 01.28 PM, Oct 13, 2023

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Malayalam actress Divya Prabha had recently filed a complaint with the Kerala Police, accusing a fellow passenger of misbehaving with her during a flight on an Air India aircraft. In an Instagram video, the actress described the distressing experience she had and stated that the lack of intervention from Air India authorities led her to file a complaint at a police station.

Divya Prabha on her disappointment with Air India

In the Instagram video, Divya opened up about how the passenger seated next to her started mocking her profession. According to the actress, the passenger was “making inappropriate gestures towards her” and was “physically disturbing her by not sitting properly”. She accused him of misbehaving, including inappropriate physical contact. Divya added that despite the issue being brought to the air hostess’ attention, the only action taken was changing her seat.

“I believe that every passenger has the right to travel comfortably in their assigned seat. However, in my case, I was allotted a different seat due to the demeaning behaviour of another passenger. After landing at Kochi airport, I reported the issue to the airport and airline authorities, who directed me to the police aid post at the airport,” said Divya. She is yet to receive a response from Air India regarding her complaint, she added.

Air India lands in yet another controversy

It is not the first time Air India has landed in a controversy regarding their service and passenger safety. Earlier, the flag carrier of India (run by the Tata group) was criticised for their delayed action, after a man urinated on a 72-year-old woman inside their aircraft.

Kunchacko Boban and Divya Prabha in a still from Ariyippu
Kunchacko Boban and Divya Prabha in a still from Ariyippu

Divya Prabha impressive performance in Ariyippu

Divya is best known for her performance in films like Thamaasha and Take Off. She has also appeared in two other Mahesh Narayanan films - Malik and Ariyippu. She played the lead role in Ariyippu, which bagged the 2023 Kerala State Award under the ‘Best Director’ category. Divya’s performance in Ariyippu had also earned her a nomination for the ‘Best Actress’ trophy at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Ariyippu is currently available for streaming on Netflix. Divya’s upcoming release is Don Palathara’s Family , featuring Vinay Forrt and Mathew Thomas in lead roles. Although the film has already been screened at various international film festivals, it is yet to be released in theatres.

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