The bad girl of Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara was molested recently on the road, but will never again take it without fighting back!
She plays Latika, the opportunist and fortune hunter who married Rubel Diwan and then was pushed out of the mansion when everything was revealed to be a gigantic con on Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. Alefia Kapadia, the actor who has shades of grey to her character in the Hindi soap is a survivor who has learned how to fight back, to stand up for herself and her rights. Very recently she was heckled on the road by a man who followed her, heckled her and then started venting his anger when she took his picture on her mobile phone to record the incident. The lady was terrified, but managed to keep her cool and calm her traumatised four-year-old son. Nobody helped, Alefia says, even though traffic was almost stationary and it was daytime. After lodging an FIR at the local police station, she felt better, but the man who harassed her is out on bail, she knows.
But the actor is as feisty in real life as she is as Latika. And not unfamiliar with this kind of negative and destructive behaviour. We are told that Alefia was in an emotionally and physically abusive marriage with a Dubai-based businessman for some years and finally managed to get out of it, with her young son. As she said in an interview to a website, “I know what it is like to take male aggression quietly. I know a particular kind of male thinks it’s his birthright to demean and outrage a woman’s modesty. After a point the woman gets so used to the abuse and ill-treatment she blames herself for getting abused and violated. I don’t want to fall into that trap again. That’s why I couldn’t let the incident on the road pass by.”