The media was in for a shock when they were allegedly shoved, pushed and even slapped during the Kapoor family’s Ganesh visarjan in Chembur, Mumbai, on Thursday. Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor lost their cool and misbehaved with mediapersons and even slapped some.
The visarjan procession started around 1.30 pm and Rishi, Randhir and Ranbir Kapoor were seen walking for almost four kms to immerse the idol. An eyewitness says the long walk caused absolute mayhem with people thronging and climbing over barricades to catch a glimpse of the stars.
To make matters worse, there were other people out with Ganpati idols on road for visarjan. Owing to the presence of the celebs, a monstrous crowd had gathered. All hell broke loose when Ranbir started playing the cymbals. It was a shot that media personnel tried to capture and Rishi Kapoor reportedly got angry. He is believed to have turned around and allegedly slapped a cameraman. It is also alleged that Rishi slapped a reporter as well.
In a few video clippings that have now gone viral, Rishi and Randhir are seen pushing and shoving people. As can be seen from one of the clips, Randhir lost his cool when a reporter approached him for a byte.
In yet another instance, a senior journalist of a Hindi news channel was pushed away from the car of the actors. It’s not quite clear who pushed the scribe away – the actors or their bodyguards.
“There was no reason for Rishi or Randhir to turn angry and violent. All that the media was trying to do was cover the event,” a source said.
There were Twitter reactions who slammed Rishi and Randhir Kapoor for their behaviour.
— Seema Wadhwa (@CuriousSquish) September 15, 2016
— Sakshi Joshi (@sakshijoshi85) September 15, 2016
The actors were also heckled by pesky fans who were also reportedly slapped by an angry Rishi Kapoor.