Sameera Reddy who was recently in Kuala Lumpur to shoot for the Tamil film, Asal, with Ajith had a horrific experience with the security guards of the PM of Malaysia.
The actress recalls, "I was done from the shoot and was returning back to my hotel. I was in the hotel car park waiting for the lift, when suddenly, I noticed some drama unfolding. I saw 10 security guards forming human chains and ushering someone into the lift. As I entered the lift, all of them followed me with the person they walked in with. Sensing a sensitive issue, I asked the hotel security guy escorting them whether I shall take the next ride up but he said that it was okay."
Sameera adds that the trouble started after that. "We reached the main lobby floor and I was moving out when all of a sudden, one of the security guys grabbed my arm and shoved me aside hard. I was shocked that someone had the audacity to manhandle me like that so I pulled his hand off me and asked him what the hell he was doing? He started shouting at me in Malay and when I screamed right back at him, he got aggressive. Another guard joined in and then, the whole situation got out of control, with both screaming and shouting. They tried to lift me bodily and throw me out of the lift, when the hotel guy finally intervened."
The hotel personnel begged Sameera not to upset this important person. Disgusted, she stomped off from the scene, "I was alone and I didn't want to raise a ruckus in a foreign land where I didn't know the language." The issue could have turned more serious as Sameera later discovered.
Sameera laughs, "I was told later that they were security guards of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. I was not scared or apprehensive but felt a bit proud that I had taken them on. No man can misbehave with me!" Soon after the incident, she returned to Mumbai but swears she will definitely go back, "I had to come back early for the promotions of my next release Red Alert. I play a Naxalite girl. Shooting in the jungles was a different experience."