Rishi Kapoor sends abusive DM to woman on Twitter; #BlockBesharamRishi starts trending
Rishi Kapoor has had an eventful month and the way he is dealing with it is more catastrophic than the tragedy itself. The leader of the counter-nepotism brigade of Bollywood, Kapoor had earlier taken to Twitter to rebuke Rahul Gandhi over his speech at University of California, Berkeley.
Now, in another development, the actor is being trolled on Twitter for sending an abusive direct message to a woman who had shared a meme made on the actor's 'dynasty' comment.
First, let's have a look at what went transpired between Gandhi and Kapoor.
Gandhi, at a recent interactive session was asked whther Congress was a dynastic party. He responded by saying that India, more or less, runs on dynastic politics, and that the trend was seen across fields (not just politics). He further cited Abhishek Bachchan as an example — pointing out that the junior Bachchan's career in films is a product of the same practice.
Kapoor took offense to his statement (which was not aimed at him in the first place) and went on to school the Vice President of Congress.
Rahul Gandhi.In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor's contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 12, 2017
So don't bullshit people on "Dynasty" You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work not zabardasti and gundagardi. — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 12, 2017
Shivani Channan, made a meme out of Kapoor's statement which did not go down well with the senior actor and he sent her a message saying, "F**k you, b*tch.
— shivani channan 💙 (@DardEdiscourse) September 13, 2017
After #BlockBesharamRishi started doing the rounds on Twitter, (trust Twitterati with creative hashtags), he apologised (was it even an apology? who knows) in a tweet that's sort of hard to decode. But for fun's sake, here it is:
Rubbish.I am seeing now tweets now abusing me I am no saint I will react in your own language. So shut your complaints. Tit for tat. pic.twitter.com/a1NirCancn — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 20, 2017
Kapoor actually scoured the internet to look for these photos, did a decent collage making job and when he satisfied with his creation, dropped it on Twitter for everyone to see. #Goals
Here are some reactions to his apology:
Sir glass mein hai ya aaj direct bottle se maar rahe ho neat ?
— विभूति (@DheeliDhakkan) September 20, 2017
Maal sharing mein fookte hai kya? Dono kharidenge toh kharcha jyada hoga — Bhayanak Puppy (@BhayanakPuppy) September 20, 2017
Look At Roshan Sr. Dishing out blockbusters for Roshan Jr. Rather than drinking non stop please help build ur sons career.
— Ataur Rahman (@AtaurRa43448656) September 21, 2017
Among the other things that he has been called after the incident, 'casteist' stands out. Not because we say he is one, but because it rings a bell. Shashi Tharoor, in an old piece for Huffington Post, had mentioned how Kapoor was the one who made him aware of 'caste' as a concept, for the first time in his life. The incident is old and the senior actor has probably forgotten about it considering the things he says and how often he says them.
This is not the first time he has sent abusive DMs to people on Twitter, specifically women. The question is, can anyone stand up to Chints without receiving his wrath?