Malvi Malhotra made headlines a week back when she was attacked by a man who proposed to her. After rejecting his proposal, the guy followed her to the Andheri region in Mumbai and stabbed her thrice. The accused has been recognised as Yogesh Mahipal and he has been arrested by the Police. As Malvu is fine now, she told a leading tabloid that she won't live her life in fear. This is why she will be learning self-defence.
"Fear toh hai. Aage bahut precautions lekar chalna hai. Par main apni zindagi darr ke nahi kee sakti (There is a sense of fear and I am to take precautions but I can’t live my life being fearful.). I have to be brave. My dad has told me to learn self-defence so that I am better prepared to face any untoward incident and take care of myself. I want to be physically strong so that I am able to fight if anything unfortunate happens. I pity the person who did this to me. It shows his criminal mind," told Malvi.
She further added, "My parents won’t stop me from working. they have told me that you should be safe but not scared. My father told me to not keep myself from working, but they want my security. Darr ke mat jiyo (Don't live in fear.), but at the same time, apni security bhi rakhna bahut zaroori hai (But maintaining your security is important too.). They just want me to be safe and don’t want me to move out alone. Even the police have offered to provide me with security for two months till the case is going on.