The Ganpati Visarjan program of the Kapoor’s is popular across the city. Thousands of people including near and dear ones, media, fans of the Kapoor’s gather during the Ganesh Visarjan. In fact this tradition has been carried for over six decades now. Ranbir Kapoor was seen along with father Rishi Kapoor and uncle Randhir Kapoor. In between all this Visarjan progam at Chembur, Mumbai what caught attention was an ugly fight scene between the senior Kapoors and the reporters. That’s what has been reported since last evening. But now, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has denied all that has been reported.Also Read - Omicron: No Case in Mumbai Yet, Confirms Genome Sequencing of South Africa Returnees
Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor denies slapping reporter who had come for the Ganpati Visarjan program. Heavy rains, the crowd and traffic did create chaos during the time of visarjan but when media started to poke their cameras on the face of these stars things turned ugly. A video and picture of the Kapoor’s clashing with some reporters is doing rounds of social media. It has been reported that Rishi Kapoor even slapped a reporter but until now there is no clear video clip of such incident happening. But there is a video clip where Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor are seen pushing away the journalists. If you haven’t seen that yet then watch it below: Also Read - Mandatory RT-PCR Test, 14-Day Quarantine: How Airports Across Country Gearing up to Tackle Omicron Variant | Key Points
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Rishi Kapoor who is quite active on the micro-blogging site Twitter is known to share his piece of mind. His posts became a huge topic of discussion on social media platform. Now when this particular incident happened and when media reported about it, many thought the veteran actor will give the clarification on Twitter but he did not opt for the regular route instead shared the detail of what exactly happened to an entertainment portal. What Rishi Kapoor has to say and what has been reported, there is a vast difference. Pinkvilla quoted the actor saying, “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.” (ALSO READ: What? Ranbir Kapoor looks on as Rishi Kapoor & Randhir Kapoor fight with reporters at Ganpati Visarjan 2016 (Video))
Rishi Kapoor further said, “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.”
After all that happened, it is clear that Rishi Kapoor has lost his cool. The outspoken Kapoor continued saying, “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? They say Ranbir hit them, Ranbir would not hit a fly, how would he hit them?”
Whether it is misinterpretation or a fact only time will tell. For more updates, keep watching this space.