Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor might hail from one of Bollywood’s oldest families and even in this age, he manages to give young actors a run for their money. But he is also known to burn bridges with people and gets into fights on social media time and again. Well, the veteran’s actors fiery nature is quite well known and while Twitterati were the regulars to bear his brunt, yesterday the people from the media had a bitter experience with Rishi Kapoor.

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It so happened that the 102 Not Out actor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch on Thursday evening of a book on his late father, the legendary Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher. And what was supposed to be a special event, graced by the five children of Raj Kapoor, turned out to be a difficult evening.

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What actually happened was that on 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, for reasons best known to him, "aap log kaun hain" of three journalists waiting to enter.

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." 

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A representative of the publisher, who had arrived at the spot, requested that Kapoor's personal security staff be spoken to. But that did not happen and the hotel’s security in-charge resisted, saying, "You know how Rishi Kapoor is. He has created a scene at our hotel twice in the past." 

 

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The publicist from the publisher's team 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.  This correspondent, however, chose to leave.

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Well, such altercations from Rishi Kapoor are nothing new, the veteran actor in the past had pushed a journalist and had also reportedly slapped one during Ganpati Visarjan. But we guess Mr Kapoor should recall the fact that just like the media needs celebrities they too need the media and at the end of the day everyone is doing a job.

(With Inputs from IANS)


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