The veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is known to be someone who is sharp-tongued and doesn’t mince his words. This time, the actor has lost his temper again.
Recently, the actor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch on Thursday evening of a book on his late father, the legendary Raj Kapoor.
It all happened, when Rishi Kapoor stepped out of the washroom adjacent to the venue of the book release. He saw three journalists standing outside. He asked in an agitated voice, for reasons best known to him, “aap log kaun hain”. 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.”
A representative of the publisher, who had arrived at the spot, requested that Kapoor’s personal security staff be spoken to.
The publicist from Harper Collins 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.
Rishi Kapoor, 65, was in Delhi to launch a book on his father Raj Kapoor on his 93rd birth anniversary. The book is authored by his sister Ritu Nanda. At the book launch, all five of Raj Kapoor’s children were present.
This correspondent, however, chose to leave.