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RISHI KAPOOR OPENS UP ON FIR CASE OVER AN INDECENT CHILD’S PHOTO

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Yesterday, we told you how a case was lodged with the Mumbai Cyber Police against Rishi Kapoor for posting “pornographic” material on his twitter account by the Mumbai-based NGO Jai Ho Foundation, which works for underprivileged children. The complaint was under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. If you missed it read here

According to an official statement given to Hindustan Times, Rishi said, “I don’t even know [how] out of the blue anybody just files an FIR against you for no reason. I didn’t intentionally hurt anybody’s feeling or sentiments… When they felt I did [something] wrong, I deleted [the post] and it’s as simple as that. Today, people create a mountain out of a molehill. Such things won’t stop me from posting my opinion through photos and comments.”

Talking about this, the actor added, “It was just [a tweet] about a child playing with his backside nude, with an earphone, and the wire up his a**… and I said this is what is happening today with all these godmen talking nonsense and getting arrested. But people made a great issue out of it. I guess they don’t have any other work. This isn’t a serious offence, that I have hurt someone’s sensibility or some personal grief has been given to somebody. Is this a democracy, or what? Can anybody file an FIR against anybody anywhere?”
Rishi talked about how his fans reacted to the complaint, “My fans have pointed out that this photo has been doing the rounds of social media for almost two-and-a-half years. Just because I posted it, people are creating an issue. So my fans have taken up the cudgels against the FIR. I also don’t know how my tweet is offensive to the Jai Ho Foundation. Just because we’re celebrities, it’s blown out of proportion. This is just harassment of the celebrities. I’ve never been malicious about anything. I’ve always tried to poke fun about what’s happening.” About the legal ramifications of the police complaint, he says, “Who cares about such complaints? My lawyers are ready to take care of the situation. I don’t pay attention to such things; they keep happening all the time. People enjoy my tweets. I have so many followers who enjoy my tweets. If someone doesn’t like me, then they’re welcome to unfollow me,”
However, Rishi Kapoor had deleted the tweet from the page after the controversy.