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Alankrita Anand |The News Minute | June 17, 2014 | 01:16 pm IST The Preity Zinta- Ness Wadia case has made headlines and led to debates on news channels. Has Zinta taken it too far? Is Wadia being given special treatment by the police? These are some of the questions being raised and discussed. A case of molestation or even an allegation of molestation is a serious issue and requires media attention. But in case of ‘high profile’ cases, what is the kind of attention that the concern is given?  Across the media, stories, photo-stories and videos have emerged ranging from the Preity- Ness relationship to the many lovers that Ness Wadia had. While some stories talk about Preity Zinta’s allegation and how the sequence of events is believed to have unfolded, they are nonetheless also rife with speculation on Preity’s motives and Ness’s personal life.  Ness Wadia and his many lovers: A seemingly popular topic, Wadia’s credibility as an ‘eligible bachelor’ is being highlighted by revisiting his relationship with famous celebrities. A lot of these relationships are acknowledged as speculative ones but regardless, they seem to make for great photo-stories! Perhaps, these stories could have made sense had Wadia been accused of similar cases before, but he hasn’t. Hence, no connection. Read: Ness Wadia and his beautiful ladies Moreover, comments on how happy Preity and Ness once were also seem to be unnecessary, especially because coming from the news media, it can only be speculative. See: Ness Wadia's list of Bollywood lovers One online article, with inputs from Mumbai Mirror, makes for a good descriptive account of Zinta’s side of the story. But at the end, the story makes a sarcastic reference to the spat being over the occupation of seats at an IPL match- ‘Let’s sit in our best seats and watch the show, shall we?’ Read: Is Preity Zinta Just Getting Back at Ness Wadia? Following the story as a case of molestation is important, following it as a controversial one is also important but do we treat is as a spectacle? And if Ness Wadia’s past is being brought into focus, Zinta’s past and even present continue to make news- her financial status, her career, her present status in the film industry is all being discussed. See: Preity Zinta: 5 low points of her life

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