Bollywood veteran actor Rishi Kapoor found himself on the receiving end when a video clip of him raising his hand at media personnel went viral on Thursday. A video clip showed the ‘Kapoor and Sons’ actor along with his brother Randhir ‘slapping and pushing’ a few media personnel who got too close.
The Kapoors were on their way to immerse the family’s Ganesh idol, installed at RK Studios at Chembur, in the sea near Shivaji Park in Dadar, Central Mumbai. The Kapoor family members, including Randhir, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv and Ranbir, chose to walk till Dadar from Chembur for immersion.
According to sources, when the media asked the Kapoor family to pose and give bytes, Rishi apparently lost his cool and pushed a senior TV channel reporter and allegedly slapped two photographers. When asked about the same, Rishi told Bombay Times, “Jaise police logon ko danda dikhati hai, maarti Nahi (just like the Police who show the stick but do not hit), just to keep them in check, I just tried to give them a hull (signalled them to move forward). I didn’t hit anybody. It’s unfortunate that we are being condemned. I know how to tackle the crowd.”