Yesterday, Priyanka Chopra ranted on Twitter about how it is “so rude when” people “shadily” take pictures of her while she is “sleeping or eating,” when she happens to be “in a public place.” It’s a justified rant if we’ve ever heard one, and hottie PC isn’t the only one who has a right to complain.
Others who have been photographed without their knowledge and consent share PC’s pain. No doubt Mr. Bachchan is still reeling from his photo on an airplane with the ever-youthful Rekha sitting in the row behind him — sunglasses and ‘gajra’ in place. Amitabh Bachchan may not have been sleeping at the time, but he couldn’t have been aware of the deliberately controversial composition of the image he was posing for.
Then, only a few weeks ago, we saw a picture of John Abraham sleeping (also on an airplane), entirely oblivious to an over-enthusiastic fan who was shooting selfies with the slumbering star. How far is too far? Well, this is. We felt true horror for John, who can be fiercely private, and would certainly not have liked the intrusion into his space. The beefy Bollywood actor isn’t one to brush fans off and, like PC, he’d probably have been happy to pose for a picture if asked.
In a country that doesn’t enforce privacy laws, being a public figure comes with pitfalls. But where the long arm of the law may fail, there’s always a fist that can resolve these issues. Priyanka may need to enlist a bodyguard, but privacy invaders beware: John packs his own punch!
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