Curated By: Shrishti Negi
Last Updated: November 16, 2023, 08:53 IST
Actor Nana Patekar has finally broken his silence over a viral video of him slapping a boy who tried to take a selfie with him on sets of his film. The video has sparked a major controversy, with netizens calling Nana out for being “rude” to his fans. Now, Nana has reacted to the viral clip and said that it happened “by mistake”.
Nana released a video message on social media and clarified the shocking incident. He said, “A video is going viral in which I have hit a boy. Though this sequence is a part of our film, we had one rehearsal… We were scheduled to have a second rehearsal. The director told me to begin. We were about to begin when the boy in the video came in. I didn’t know who he was, I thought he was one of our crew so I slapped him as per the scene and I told him to leave.”
Nan continued, “Later, I came to know that he was not a part of the crew. So, I was going to call him back but he ran away. Maybe his friend shot the video. I have never said no to anybody for a photo. I don’t do this…This happened by mistake…If there is some misunderstanding, please forgive me…I will never do anything like this…”
#WATCH | On a viral showing him slapping a boy for taking a selfie with him, actor Nana Patekar says, “A video is going viral where I have hit a boy. Though this sequence is a part of our film, we had one rehearsal…We were scheduled to have a second rehearsal. The director told… pic.twitter.com/CVgCainRg1— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2023
Filmmaker Anil Sharma also issued a clarification and revealed that it was a shot from his film Journey, according to report in India Today.in. Anil Sharma said, “I have just come to know about this news. I was watching the same video just now. Nana has not hit anyone, rather that is a shot from my film. We were filming it on the road in the middle of Banaras, where a boy who comes near Nana has to be hit on the head. Shooting was going on and Nana also hit him.”
The Viral Video
वाराणसी – नाना पाटेकर ने अपने फैंस को जड़ा थप्पड़ , फिल्म की शूटिंग के दौरान सेल्फी लेने पहुंचा था फैंस ➡नाना पाटेकर ने थप्पड़ जड़कर फैंस को भगाया ➡सोशल मीडिया पर वायरल हुआ थप्पड़ मारने का वीडियो ➡वाराणसी में नाना पाटेकर कर रहे हैं फिल्म जर्नी की शूटिंग. #Varanasi pic.twitter.com/tlPS1QX9g9
— Dinesh Kumar (@DineshKumarLive) November 15, 2023
As per news agency PTI, the video is from Varanasi where Nana Patekar is currently shooting for Journey with Anil Sharma and his son-actor Utkarsh Sharma. In the 10-second clip, Nana was dressed in a suit and a hat, getting ready to shoot a scene when the boy came to him and tried to click a selfie. Nana gets angry and smacks him at the back of his head.