Naseeruddin Shah's Daughter Heeba Accused Of Assaulting Welfare Workers, Video Surfaces
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Naseeruddin Shah’s Daughter Heeba Accused Of Assaulting Welfare Workers, Video Surfaces


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Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s daughter, Heeba Shah has been accused of assaulting two animal welfare workers at a veterinary clinic in Versova

Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s daughter, Heeba Shah has been accused of assaulting two animal welfare workers at a veterinary clinic in Versova, Mumbai. The incident took place at The Feline Foundation NGO wherein two female workers were ‘slapped, boxed and pushed’ by Heeba Shah, as confirmed by the Trustee of the organisation, Mriidu Khosla. Narrating the exact turn of events, Khosla informed that Shah was visiting the clinic as her pet cats needed to be sterilised, but when she was asked to wait for a few minutes and requested to sign a consent form, the 39-year-old suddenly became angry and started hitting her workers although none of them were rude to her. 

Sharing a CCTV footage of the altercation on social media, Khosla claimed that even after repeated visits to the Versova Police Station, no FIR has been filed against Shah. Asserting that her actions were ‘grave and brutal’, she requested that action be taken against the matter. 

Heeba Shah accused of assaulting two animal welfare workers 

In the shocking video, after a heated argument, Heeba Shah can be seen packing punches and slapping a welfare worker. Once others spot the physical altercation between the two women, they try to stop them but in vain. She is then seen storming off the clinic premises with two pet cats.

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Absolutely unacceptable. This is the treatment given to animal welfare workers in our country. Shame! Heeba Shah, an actor, and Naseeruddin Shah's daughter walked into our foundation @thefelinefoundation to drop two cats for sterilization and was upset about having to wait for assistance for a few minutes. Lost her temper and started arguing with our staff and when sternly asked to exit the premise because of her rude and aggressive behavior, she physically assaulted two senior female staff members of @thefelinefoundation. All in all, she must have had to wait outside for not more than 5 mins, as per our CCTV footage. The first thing she said to our staff members, once attended to is – 'Don't you know who I am? How can you have me wait for so long outside without any assistance and how can no one help me in getting my cat cage out of the rickshaw on arrival at your clinic.' Which sounded all very odd to us. We saw no reason for her to throw her weight around, at a space she has never visited before. As one can see from the footage, her physical abuse was harsh, extremely violent and disturbing to say the least. In spite of repeated visits to the Versova Police station, no action has yet been taken on this woman. They have not even filed an FIR. Her actions are grave and brutal and uncalled for. We are tired of pleading for help and some action to be taken, it's been a week of struggle and all in vain. It's daunting that a system that anyway does nothing for our animals now fails us in a case related to assault, battery, and harassment; with clear proof and ample witnesses. I mean, what more does one have to do to get some justice here? (Continued in comments)

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However, Heeba Shah offered a different version of the altercation when asked. Calling it to have happened at the ‘heat of the moment’, in an interview with a leading media publication, the 39-year-old claimed that she went there as a friend had booked her an appointment but on seeing unhygienic conditions in and around the preparation room, she decided to leave. “At this, they started being rude to me and pushed me and my cats out”, she concluded.