Sandesh Baliga, 32, who was charged with stalking several women excessively, texting and calling them, and referring to himself as their boyfriend, was brought before a court in Tasmania capital Hobart, Australia. Baliga who is in Tasmania studying accounting and works part-time as a security guard, appealed to the court and cited his 'culture' as a handicap, saying that Bollywood movies contributed to his belief that a woman would eventually fall in love with a man if he pursued her enough. His lawyer also told the court that it was quite normal behaviour for Indian men to pursue women. The judge noted that Baliga's cultural background helped explain why he did not appreciate the seriousness of his actions which could be classed as criminal. He adjourned the complaint without conviction as it would affect his job prospects, and let Baliga go with a restraining order.