New Delhi: Veteran actor Nana Patekar is understood for his swift wit and versatile performing. Nevertheless, again and again, the actor finds himself in the midst of controversies. Simply when Patekar was taking pictures for an upcoming movie titled ‘Journey’, a fan approached Patekar and tried to take a selfie with him.
Patekar reacted by slapping the fan on the again of the top. A video of the incident was filmed and rapidly went viral on social media. The ten-second viral video was clicked close to Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. The video sparked a debate about Patekar’s actions, with some individuals defending him and others criticizing him.
Patekar lastly reacted relating to this invident, saying this was all a misunderstanding. He clarified that they have been taking pictures a scene and he thought that fan was a part of the crew. Patekar did not know who he was. He thought fan was one among their crew so he slapped him as per the scene and he informed him to depart. Later, he got here to know that fan was not part of the crew.
Apologetically, he mentioned, “A video goes viral the place I’ve hit a boy. Although this sequence is part of our movie, we had one rehearsal…We have been scheduled to have a second rehearsal. The director informed me to start. We have been about to start when the boy within the video got here in. I did not know who he was, I assumed he was one among our crew so I slapped him as per the scene and I informed him to depart. Later, I got here to know that he was not part of the crew. So, I used to be going to name him again however he ran away. Perhaps his good friend shot the video. I’ve by no means mentioned no to anyone for a photograph. I do not do that…This occurred by mistake…If there may be some misunderstanding, please forgive me…I’ll by no means do something like this.”
The video exhibits Nana Patekar in a brown blazer and a hat and when a fan comes from behind and begins taking a selfie with him, he smacks him on the again of his head. A crew member standing subsequent to Nana then grabs the boy by the neck and makes him depart the set.