Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra took to social media to talk about the recent incident involving a Bangalore-based model-turned-makeup artiste accusing a Zomato delivery executive of assault. The actress urged the delivery service to look into the matter and find out the truth.
She wrote, “Zomato India – PLEASE find and publicly report the truth. If the gentleman is innocent (and I believe he is), PLEASE help us penalise the woman in question. This is inhuman, shameful and heart breaking. Please let me know how I can help. #ZomatoDeliveryGuy @zomatoin.”
The incident came into light when the model-turned-makeup artiste posted a video on social media, in which she claimed that the delivery agent punched her when she questioned him for being late. The girl had posted another video where she was explaining the actual incident in detail. Later a video was doing rounds on the internet in which the Zomato delivery boy narrated his side of the incident. The whole narration from the artist and the delivery boy has created a confusion among the netizens as who is to the real victim.
Zomato has temporarily suspended the delivery agent and is covering his legal costs. The company is also covering the medical expenses of the model-turned-makeup artist.
On the work front, Parineeti who was recently seen in ‘The Girl in the Train’ will be seen in the films Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Saina. Helmed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film will see actor Arjun Kapoor play the role of a cop, and Parineeti essays the role of an ambitious girl working in the corporate sector. Another film to release is ‘Saina’, a biopic based on the life of badminton ace Saina Nehwal, is directed by Amole Gupte and will release on March 26.