Twins get too close for Jacqueline's comfort at event, Varun shoos them away

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The actor jumped to his co-star's rescue at an event before the trailer launch of their film 'Judwaa 2.'

Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu before the trailer launch.

Mumbai: While women in the country, in general, are vulnerable to misbehaviour from men, we would assume that actresses, with security usually at their disposal, would be safe.

However, that is far from the truth as it seems that fans have suddenly got the audacity to come too close to actresses’ comfort of late.

Ileana D’Cruz had recently opened on an incident where six men harassed her when she was in her car by banging on the window and even climbing on top of it.

Few months ago, Vidya Balan had also revealed how a fan tried to come too close to her on the pretext of a selfie. And now Jacqueline Fernandez has also faced a similar situation recently.

The incident took place a day before the trailer launch of her film ‘Judwaa 2’ on 21 August.

50 pairs of twins, after winning a contest, were invited for the event with Varun Dhawan’s dual avatars playing a crucial part of the plot. As part of their prize, all of them were also promised that they would get to spend time with the leads Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline and Taapsee Paanu.

However, all plans went kaput when a pair of twins tried to misbehave with Jacqueline, according to a report in mid-day.

“The plan was amended after a few male contestants from the group crossed the line of decency. An over-enthusiastic pair barged past the security, nudging aside the bodyguards, and got to Jacqueline. They wanted to click selfies with her and tried to get uncomfortably close. She tried to oblige, but, their aggression must have put her off," one of the contestants told the tabloid.

Varun was not too pleased with the goings-on and swung into action.

"The two were asked to leave and our original plan of activity, cancelled. The rest of us were disappointed, but we understood that the call that was taken was an essential one," the contestant further added.

The trio, however, didn’t want to disappoint the others who had arrived from all over the country and post minor changes to the plans, interacted with them and entertained them.

"They didn’t want the others to feel dejected and thus, all the activity scheduled at a theatre and was shifted to a hotel, where the winners were put up. The actors spent quality time with fans while shooting for digital promos."

With this whole craze for selfies, security and even celebrities need to be more alert.

'Judwaa 2' is gearing up for release on September 29.

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