Artist ambassador at NGO Save The Children, Dia Mirza, from the fame of movies like Rehna hai Tere Dil Me and Salaam Mumbai, has been doing a lot of work for welfare of children by public address and encouraging self awareness.
On one such event organised by the NGO, Dia spoke of her teenage days when she was stalked by an unknown man. After gaining sufficient courage, when she approached the man and asked his name, the man was left stunned and couldn't reply. As this is a very common happening in any girl's life in India, she says, that the patriarchal mindset has made men troublesome for the women. She further says that by mere confrontation alone, data suggests, a lot of such incidents can be put to an end. She also says that one should never be afraid of calling out a stalker or a harrasser, as this shame can sometimes work as a reflection on the man, in a good way.
She further mentioned that the roots of violence and hostile behaviour can manifest into horrific acts like rape and as a girl or a woman, one should always be aware enough to see these signs early and act upon them.