People make a mountain out of a molehill: Rishi
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.”