Peo­ple make a moun­tain out of a mole­hill: Rishi

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee

Ever since he dis­cov­ered Twit­ter, ac­tor Rishi Kapoor has been post­ing non-stop… and oc­ca­sion­ally stir­ring a hor­net’s nest. In the most re­cent con­tro­versy, the ac­tor has had an FIR filed against him by an NGO for al­legedly post­ing an “in­de­cent” photo of a child. In the pic­ture, the child was naked, and the FIR was lodged with Mum­bai Cy­ber Po­lice by the Mum­bai-based NGO Jai Ho Foun­da­tion, which works for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. The com­plaint was un­der the Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences Act. An an­noyed Rishi tells us, “I don’t even know [how] out of the blue any­body just files an FIR against you. I didn’t in­ten­tion­ally hurt any­body’s feel­ing or sen­ti­ments… When they felt I did [some­thing] wrong, I deleted [the post] and it’s as sim­ple as that. To­day, peo­ple cre­ate a moun­tain out of a mole­hill. Such things won’t stop me from post­ing my opin­ion through photos and com­ments.” About the photo, he says, “It was just [a tweet] about a child play­ing with his back­side nude, with an ear­phone, and the wire up his a**... I said this is what is hap­pen­ing to­day, with god­men talking non­sense and get­ting ar­rested.” This was a ref­er­ence to the ar­rest of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of Dera Sacha Sauda, now con­victed of rape. The ac­tor shares, “My fans pointed out that this photo has been do­ing the rounds of so­cial me­dia for two-and-ahalf years. Just be­cause I posted it, be­cause we’re a celebrity, peo­ple are cre­at­ing an is­sue. This is ha­rass­ment of the celebri­ties.”


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