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Rishi Kapoor, why are you so full of yourself?

On Thursday, Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch of a book on his late father, Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher.

bollywood Updated: Dec 16, 2017 12:27 IST
Rohit Vats
Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rishi Kapoor,Bollywood,Actor
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has more than 3 million followers on Twitter.

Let’s go back to Rishi Kapoor’s interview with Rajat Sharma on Aap Ki Adalat in 2016. At one point, Sharma tells Kapoor, “People say you’re arrogant.” To which, he replies, “By nature main arrogant hoon toh kya karoon? Take it or leave it.”

The situation has gotten worse, and then there is Twitter as well where Rishi Kapoor utilises every single chance to give offence. From a tweet comparing a flower vase to a pregnant Beyonce to sending a veiled threat to a journalist in a direct message, he does it all. And we kept treating him as the charming boy next door of Bobby. Well, those days are gone

On Thursday, Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch of a book on his late father, Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher.

An IANS journalist wrote about the event. Here you go.

What was supposed to be a special event, graced by the five children of Raj Kapoor, turned out to be a difficult evening. Coming face to face with Rishi Kapoor as he stepped out of the washroom adjacent to the venue of the book release, he asked in an agitated voice the three journalists waiting to enter, for reasons best known to him, “aap log kaun hain?”

On credentials being presented, he walked off, muttering “muft ki daru...”. His personal security arrived and asked the three journalists to accompany them out of the hall and to the lobby area of the hotel. They said, “Mr Kapoor doesn’t want you guys here, please leave.”

A representative of the publisher, who had arrived at the spot, requested that Kapoor’s personal security staff be spoken to.

The ITC Maurya security in-charge resisted, saying, “You know how Rishi Kapoor is. He has created a scene at our hotel twice in the past.”

The publicist from HarperCollins apologised while also adding that there are a lot of other stakeholders in such events that involve celebrities. “Please come in, grab a drink or two,” he said, 20 minutes after the event had begun.

The IANS correspondent left the venue.

It was the right thing to do. Now, let’s come back to Rishi Kapoor.

It must have reminded you of singer Abhijeet whose fall from grace was one such incident during which he called journalists hungry for booze.

Not all journalists go to your events for ‘muft ki daaru’, Mr Kapoor. Unlike you, they don’t have the luxury to keep sipping out of their designer glasses. They were there because their work demanded it.

Who gave you the right to insult them while they were officially invited there? Did they create any ruckus? We are sure they didn’t even chase you down for answers. It’s easy to pass judgments while sitting on your high pedestal. Thanks to Twitter, we got to know your real personality.

Your arrogance is going to harm you and your image. There is still time. Mend your ways before it all comes down to ‘Rishi Kapoor was a satisfactory actor, but do you remember his bizarre tweets?’

We are leaving you with some of his tweets for sample:

(With inputs from IANS)

The author tweets at @nawabjha

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 19:14 IST