Touched her unintentionally, I apologised, says man accused of molesting Dangal star during flight  


By Saurabh Vaktania/ edited by Wahid Bhat


Srinagar: The man accused of molesting a Bollywood teen actor during a Vistara Delhi-Mumbai flight has told police his leg touched the star unintentionally and that he even apologised to her after she raised an alarm.

39-year-old Vikas Sachdev, who stays in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb, also said he was returning from Delhi after attending a funeral and was really tired while on the flight as he hadn’t slept in a long time.

And so, Vikas said, he asked the cabin crew not to disturb him during the flight and chose not to eat his meal as he wanted to sleep throughout the flight. Vikas’s claims match a portion of the official statement given by Vistara to the Mumbai Police, which is investigating the alleged molestation.