Rishi Kapoor and the Times He Lashed Out at Paparazzi
Rishi Kapoor was recently called out media persons when he was spotted outside Ekta Kapoor's residence where he was all set to head out with his family after Diwali bash
It is said to be a love, hate relationship between the paparazzi and the celebrities. While some stars usually stop and smile for the cameras, few others aren't too keen on getting their pictures clicked. One of them would be Bollywood's veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor. Just recently, the Bobby star was spotted outside his resident where he was all set to head out with his family for a Diwali bash.
“Don’t make a ruckus,” Rishi can be seen saying sternly as he points finger towards the paparazzi whileoutside Ekta Kapoor’s Diwali party, before calming himself down and continuing, “We have to maintain our dignity. People shouldn’t look down upon us film industry folk. Take your photographs, do your jobs, but don’t make noise. I notice this all the time, you people yelling out ‘look here, look there’. Please don’t do that.”
At that point, a band guy intervenes and asks Rishi if the rule applies to him as well. Rishi says, “Yes you can, it’s your job,” and went on to add, “I am a senior member of the industry, so please don’t make noise.”
The band guy complains to Rishi that the security people are the ones creating a ruckus, to which the actor replies directing his attention towards media persons, continued, “We wouldn’t survive without them, and they wouldn’t survive without us.”
This lightens the mood as the photographers laud Rishi for his statement. “You must maintain a level of decorum,” Rishi continues, before thanking them for listening and calling for his wife.
But that wasn't the only time, Rishi muffled with the media.
Kapoor clan at Ganpati Visarjen in 2016:
In 2016, Kapoor ganpati visarjan turned sour when Kapoor clan, including Rishi, Randhir and Ranbir Kapoor pushed and shoved journalists and paparazzi who were there to click their pictures. The actors were later criticised heavily of their behaviour.
Rishi, later tried to clarify his stance on same and said in an interview, "I feel it is very unfair, what the news channels have shared everywhere. First of all we have no PR. We never invite anybody. You yourself come to my Ganpati. However, we give ample time to the press to do all what you have to do, in front of the Ganpati murthy. We do this Ganpati not for publicity but have been doing it for the past 64 yrs. My grandfather started this tradition. There have always been thousands and thousands of people coming to see this Ganpati of RK. They came to see Ganpati, not us. Over 64 yrs they have been coming to see the immersion. When the Ganpati leaves RK studio, everybody is excited."
"However, this evening there was heavy rainfall. There were so many people and so much media. We have not called them.... It is impossible when there is so much rain and public (to not lose your temper). When we are respecting God, these small time journalists poke the damn camera on your face. Because Ranbir was also there everybody got so excited. I don't blame them, but they misbehaved with me. If I have indeed slapped them why don't you show the clip of me slapping? I was behaving like the Mumbai police, trying to monitor the situation. They have misinterpreted it that I misbehaved with the media! You come because you know we are important and you are giving me bull** saying that I have hit you?" he went on.
Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor Leaked Pictures Fiasco:
In 2017, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor made headlines when they were spotted sharing a smoke in New York. All hell broke loose as the duo sparked romance rumours and were in news fro several weeks. It wasn't until later the duo eventually addressed the issue, but Rishi made clear that he wouldn't tolerate journalists peeking in his family's personal life.
At a press meet around the time when controversy was on a high, Rishi made sure he got his message across clearly.
"You will only ask for the interview you've come to conduct. You won't ask anything else. You won't ask about my or anyone else's personal life. Ab sarr par khade hoge kya, peeche jao, aur lights kam karo, garmi ho rahi hai (Now are you going to stand on my head? Step back and dim the lights. It’s getting too hot).”