A Dubai court has fined an Indian man who said he was rehearsing for a role in a Bollywood movie for cross-dressing after he was caught red-handed applying mascara at a shopping mall, a newspaper reported.
The court found the 45-year-old property development firm manager identified only as P.K. guilty of cross-dressing in public, the English-language Gulf News said.
“I’m not guilty. I was cross-dressed because I was training to perform a woman’s role in Indian cinema,” the newspaper reported the defendant as telling the public prosecutor.
The court fined him 10,000 dirhams (NT$91,800) and suspended an initial six-month sentence for three years during which the man must not repeat the act.
However, the prosecution has appealed to seek stiffer punishment, the paper said, adding that the appeal will be heard next month.
Police who apprehended the man said his outfit was glittering like “a woman’s clothes,” and that “he wore a bra, mascara, women’s perfume and a wig” at the Mall of the Emirates, the paper added.
Property and finance hub Dubai is part of the seven-member United Arab Emirates, but has a diverse culture as expatriates comprise an estimated 80 percent of the population.
Scott: Pete has been acting really weird recently.
Walter: Yeah, I’ve noticed. What do you think is wrong with him?
Scott: I’ve got no idea. Perhaps he’s anxious about the exams.
Walter: You could be right, but I wish he wouldn’t get angry with us.
Scott: So do I. But he’s not in a bad mood all the time.
Walter: That’s true, but I’m getting really sick of his Jekyll and Hyde routine. I think I’ll talk to him and find out what’s wrong.
Jekyll and Hyde 雙重人格
If somebody has a Jekyll and Hyde personality they seem to be like two different people, just like the character in the eponymous novel.
如果用「Jekyll and Hyde」形容某人的性格，意思就是他們的情緒很兩極，就像小說《化身博士》裡的主角一樣。