When I open the social media, often I find a video or picture involving celebrities going viral. Even the news channels these days don’t hesitate to give these videos or pictures a place in their headlines. One day it is Anushka Sharma lecturing a passerby sitting in his car about cleanliness. The other day it is Kajol having a fall inside a shopping mall during an inauguration and people laughing at her hiding behind the comments.
This time the popular Indian movie stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are bearing the heat.A video went viral on the social media and the news channel websites where Deepika was seen to stop someone who was recording the rumoured couple’s video without their consent. But this is nothing new.
It’s natural to get excited when your favourite celebrities are in front of you. Clicking their pictures wherever we bump across celebrities in public places and posting on social media is a very common practice in today’s date. That is not the point. The point is – first you record their video, then you upload them on social media without their consent and finally criticise them for their ‘rude’ behaviour as it happened in this case. Is it fair?
The video clearly shows Miss Padukone approaching towards the person behind the camera with a smile on her face. Her body language reflects that she is going to request the person to not click pictures. Nowhere she is seen to be showing attitude or arrogance. But what to do? We have a tendency to create a storm in a teacup. They are public figures, so we think they don’t have any right to privacy. Even celebrities might not feel comfortable being clicked all the time.
Imagine how would you feel when your private life becomes a trending news. Wouldn’t you feel upset if you see someone has uploaded one of your awkward photos or video on the social media without even asking you? Would you feel comfortable? I don’t think so. Then why disturb the people whom you simply adore so much on the silver screen.
If someone is requesting you not to interfere their privacy, then please respect that. Don’t start criticising them just because what you intended to do couldn’t happen. Having a smartphone in hand and few social media accounts doesn’t give any of us the authority to intrude in someone’s life. Still if we do so, it only debilitates our own image in front of the world.
However, many people have taken side of the celeb duo and raised their voice on social media against the fan for bringing false allegations of ‘disrespectful’ behaviour on them.