Mumbai: We all, at some point in our lives, have travelled in private cabs using apps such as Uber and Ola, and the frequent riders would know that the experience isn’t always nice. While sometimes the drivers are nice and professional, the other times their behaviour makes one feel unsafe.
Besides, we have heard about several cases where women were molestated, harassed and raped by their cab drivers.
Recently, comedienne Mallika Dua who is popularly known as Makeup Didi and is a mentor on Akshay Kumar-judged The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, also went through a terrible experience with a cab driver who argued with her over the AC temperature, abused her repeatedly, and left her in the middle of the road.
Sharing her terrible experience, the comic artiste wrote an FB post, which is making many people wary of hiring a private cab now.
“Uber India is the most vile organisation to exist. They don’t check their drivers profiles before hiring them and seem to learn NOTHING from their mistakes. This driver Chetan brought the car to a screeching halt and asked me to get out of the car when I asked him to increase the air conditioning. Yes OVER THE AC TEMPERATURE. He ended the trip and said “uttar gaadi se. Nahi badhaunga AC. Uber Tum logon ko ad mein kuch bhi dikhaata hai ki apna gaadi samjho. Aisa kuch nahi” we got into a very heated argument where I yelled my guts out at him screaming How battameez he is and how I will take action and he said “nikkal tu gaadi se bhenchod” and started to drive off with me still in the car. When I screamed and asked him to stop he asked me to get out again and started screaming bhenchod saali madarchod out in the open. I can afford a car and a driver in this city. What about those who don’t have that option? Are they supposed to put themselves at risk each time they order a cab? THESW are our successful startups? My ass. HOW THE FUCK does a multinational company like UBER have NO customer care/ point of contact in India? I’m shivering right now in broad daylight. If anyone has any contacts at the elusive bloody Uber, do let me know.”
For the unversed, Mallika Dua is the daughter of renowned news anchor Vinod Dua, and she is quite popular on the internet for her videos as Makeup Didi and Shagz.