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Iranian Woman Leaves Husband, Tears Up Passport To Be With Shahid

Obsessed with Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, an Iranian woman Parvaneh Morteza Faghiri tore up her passport in order to stay in India. She is now penning love poems and is engrossed in imaginary love chats
PTI May 21, 2010 12:49 IST
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Obsessed with Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, an Iranian woman Parvaneh Morteza Faghiri tore up her passport in order to stay in India. She is now penning love poems and is engrossed in imaginary love chats with Sasha, reports Mid Day.

39-year-old Parvaneh Morteza Faghiri from Iran, flew down to Mumbai for the second time on May 7 to meet her one true love' Shahid Kapoor. She  is now in a rescue home and the Sahar police in Mumbai is  completing formalities to send her back to Iran.

Parvaneh says she saw Shahid on television and fell in love with him instantly because she found him romantic.

Though she was married to an Iranian man and had a 15-year-old daughter, Zaara, she felt her husband did not love her and, thus, she decided to leave him. In February last year, she flew down to Mumbai to meet the actor and convince him to marry her.



"She told us that during her last trip to the city, she had showed people Shahid's photographs and asked for his address. According to her, one of the high points of her last trip was seeing Shahid at the airport once. She kept shouting out his name and he smiled in return. When Shahid was leaving, she shouted out again and he gave her another smile," said an official from the rescue home in Kandivli where Parvaneh has been staying.

According to the Mid Day report, Parvaneh landed at the Sahar airport on May 7 and immediately started telling people that she wanted to meet Shahid. The Sahar police then took her to the police station, where she kept insisting that she be allowed to meet the actor. On being told that she would be sent back to Iran immediately, she tore up her passport.

The cops then sent her to Rescue Foundation in Kandivli on May 10, while they set out to procure a new passport for her.

"Since the first day, she has only been talking about meeting Shahid Kapoor. Every time the bell rang, she used to jump up and say that Shahid has come for her," said Mangala Sarode, superintendent, Rescue Foundation.

"She wrote poems and letters for Shahid and even penned down imaginary conversations with him. When we told her that she is too old for him, she simply said, 'There is no age limit in love. Love can happen at any age.'

"The girl hails from a poor family and has no one to look after her. She said that she has no source of income and Shahid could provide her with financial support too," added Sarode.

Senior Inspector Dilip Patil of Sahar police station said, "We will send her back once the passport formalities are complete."

Another police official, however, said that the passport and other formalities were almost complete and that she would be sent back to Iran.

According to Mid Day, there had been similar reports of stalking in the past. In 2007, model-turned-actress Jhanvi Kapoor slashed her wrist outside Prateeksha, the Bachchans' bungalow in Juhu, claiming she was unable to bear Abhishek Bachchan's marriage to Aishwarya Rai.

Ursula Reichert-Habbishaw, a 51-year-old mother of four, stalked Hollywood actor Richard Gere. She contacted the actor by phone, fax and email nearly 1,000 times and showed up at his Greenwich Village office at least six times.