New Delhi. Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has recently been embroiled in controversy after a video surfaced from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, sparking a debate over his alleged behavior towards a fan. In the viral video, which is now being widely circulated on social media platforms, Nana Patekar can reportedly be seen slapping a young man who came near him for a selfie. People are now reacting in different ways to this video.
Sharing the video, journalist Narendra Nath Mishra wrote, “Witness Nana Patekar’s behavior towards his fan. What these stars fail to understand is that their fame, wealth and stardom all come from fans whom they consider unimportant.”
Look at Nana Patekar’s behavior towards his fans.
These stars do not understand that their hangings, their stardom, the fame and money they have are all because of these fans whom they consider insignificant. pic.twitter.com/CoG98c1AmQ
— Narendra Nath Mishra (@iamnarendranath) November 15, 2023
Similarly, ‘Bharat Samachar’ wrote, “Nana Patekar was shooting for his film ‘Jhund’ in Varanasi when a fan approached him for a selfie. Nana Patekar allegedly slapped the fan and chased him away. The video of the incident went viral on social media. Which led to widespread criticism.”
Varanasi – Nana Patekar slapped his fans, the fans had come to take selfie during the shooting of the film.
— India News | Bharat Samachar (@bstvlive) November 15, 2023
Another journalist Pragya Mishra said, “It is these selfie lovers who make Nana Patekar a hero. Nana Patekar became a hero not by selling juice but by the love of the people. “He slapped a child while shooting in Varanasi.” Came to take selfie. There could have been another way to handle this, resorting to violence is condemnable.”
These selfie takers made Nana Patekar a hero..These autograph takers made Nana Patekar a hero..Nana did not become a hero by doing juice business..He became a hero because of people’s love..Selfie during shooting in Banaras Slapping the child who came to pick him up…another way to remove the child… pic.twitter.com/EpMJLimLei
— Pragya Mishra (@PragyaLive) November 15, 2023
Many other handles on social media also expressed similar sentiments, condemning the actions depicted in the video and criticizing Nana Patekar’s behaviour. However, director Anil Sharma, famous for films like ‘Gadar’ and ‘Apne’, came forward to defend Nana Patekar regarding the viral video. Sharma clarified that the clip circulated was a part of the shooting sequence of his upcoming film and was not an actual incident of Nana Patekar slapping someone.
Talking to a channel about the controversial video filmed at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, Anil Sharma said, “I also came to know about this news. I have seen the video. Nana Patekar did not kill anyone. This is a shot from my film. In this scene, Nana Patekar had to gesture by placing his hand on the head of a boy coming towards him. The shooting was going on and it was filmed just like that. Someone in the crowd captured the scene on his phone and leaked it.”
Let us tell you that Nana Patekar, known for living a modest lifestyle and actively participating in social welfare programs for farmers in Maharashtra, is often recognized for his simplicity and connect with the common people. The controversy surrounding the viral video seems to have sparked a discussion on the behavior of celebrities with their fans and the need for responsible reporting and verification of such incidents before they are widely circulated on social media.