- September 10, 2021
Rohit Shetty Mocks Celebs Who Call Photographers To Capture Them Donating Outside Temples!
Rohit Shetty doesn't like mincing his words. His unabashed and unfiltered avatar has come across in several of his interviews and during his stint as a host in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Recently, Shetty appeared on 'Social media star with Janice' and took a dig at pap culture in Bollywood.
Maker of hit film franchises including 'Golmaal,' 'Singham' and films like 'Simmba' and 'Chennai Express' spoke about celebs' desperation to get captured outside temples, dressing up for gym, airport and more.
Sharing his opinion on how he finds it all 'weird,' he said, “Kaun karta hai aisa? Phone karenge tabhi maalum padega na, photographer ko, ki ‘bhai, main aaj yeh mandir ke bahar hai’. Kaise maalum padega? (Who does this? Only if you call and inform the photographers will they know that you are going to the temple. How else will they know)?”
Rohit had an interesting take on the new culture of 'airport looks' and how celebrities work extra hard to look their best even while traveling.
He added, “Ab uska kharcha alag ho gaya hai. Varna jab tak yeh photographers wahaan pohoche nahi the ya log bolte nahi the ki main utar raha hoon plane se, tab tak toh sab chaddi-banyan mein hi jaa rahe the (Now, there is a whole expense behind airport looks. Before photographers reached there and before people began informing them about their schedules, everyone would go in shorts and vests).”
A few days ago, after Sidharth Shukla's unfortunate and sudden death in September, Bollywood actor Saqib Saleem raised a similar red flag.
Calling out the media and actors for turning even a funeral into a dramatic circus, he added, "We actors are also to blame for this...we've created this circus...we tell them (photographers) at what time we go to the gym, to what restaurant we eat at," he wrote. "Stop being a part of this circus."
On the work front, Rohit is gearing up for the release of the cop action-drama 'Sooryavanshi' starring Akshay Kumar with Katrina Kaif. He will also direct ‘Cirkus’ an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'The Comedy Of Errors', with Ranveer Singh essaying a double role.
The movie will also star Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma, Johny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Siddhartha Jadhav, and Vrajesh Hirjee. The film is scheduled to release in the last quarter of 2021.