Bollywood celebrities and their tussles with the media
Shraddha Kapoor's highhanded behaviour recently landed her in trouble with the media. We tell you about other occasions when celebs shared a turbulent relationship with the press
Bollywood may not be hounded by the paparazzi to the extent that it is prevalent in Hollywood, but that’s not to say that our film stars don’t have run-ins with the media. On many occasions, leading actors and actresses have lost their cool and as a result, got embroiled in a tussle with them.
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Several other times, they have played a game of cat and mouse as they made photographers wait for hours on end. The need for privacy is a common plea that celebs are known to hide behind. Perhaps a case in point is the recent Shraddha Kapoor episode.
Turns out that the Aashiqui 2 actress was giving media photographers a tough time and as a result, they decided to boycott her. This meant that at a recent press conference called to promote her film, Ek Villain, lensmen refused to photograph the actress. And while the actress did meet them on another day to resolve the issue, many celebs don’t hesitate before locking horns with the media.
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hitlist tells you more about such scuffles between Bollywood personalities and the media....
Lowdown: The otherwise mild-mannered Ranbir Kapoor lost his cool during an encounter with the media. The actor was leaving a party when he spotted a photographer clicking away.
The star allegedly snatched the camera from a photographer’s hands and later challenged him to a car race, before handing the camera back to the rightful owner and that too after deleting his photographs.
Lowdown: The Rock On! actor chased and hurled abuses at a cameraman who had followed his car in order to click pictures of Sussanne Khan who was allegedly travelling in his car.
Lowdown: Sanju baba is known to speak his mind and lose his cool on several occasions; it’s no wonder then that he has lashed out against media photographers on multiple occasions.
In a few incidents, Dutt was so miffed that he even asked cameramen to hand over their cameras to him.
Saif Ali Khan
Lowdown: Saif Ali khan lost his cool during one of his film promotions. In 2013, the actor was in the capital to promote his film Bullet Raja, and he apparently made the media wait for him for more than three hours.
Saif Ali Khan
When he finally reached the venue, the media is said to have reacted angrily and they expected an apology from the actor. This, however, only angered Saif and he refused to do so. A similar incident took place in 2012, during Cocktail’s promotions. The event slipped into chaos when the crowd situation went out of control, leaving camera equipments broken and Saif Ali Khan shouting.
Lowdown: The Krrish actor has been mad at the media on several occasions. One such incident was when Hrithik Roshan visited Shirdi with his family.
Upon discovering that he was surrounded by the media, Hrithik allegedly pushed aside some cameramen.
Lowdown: The actress was apparently shocked when she saw that a few pictures of her and beau Ranbir Kapoor had been leaked out to the media.
Upset over her photographs with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor leaking out, Katrina Kaif wrote an open letter addressed to the media. She asked for her personal life to be kept out of the spotlight.
The actress later wrote an open letter addressed to the media where she made it clear that she was upset and distressed that the press had chosen to encroach upon her personal space.
Lowdown: Sonakshi Sinha recently issued an apology after a rough encounter with the media. It turns out that photographers were busy clicking her pictures as she walked out of an event in Mumbai.
When she saw that the throng of photographers refused to budge, she apparently instructed her driver to yell at them.
Lowdown: Jaya Bachchan is known to be not fond of media attention. The actress recently got upset when asked about Big B’s health.
At another event, she was furious when the media referred to daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as Ash. She is said to have shot back angrily at the mediapersons who were present at the event.