Nana Patekar was shooting a film on a motorcycle on Varanasi’s narrow, busy street. Now, years after being named in the #MeToo movement, the veteran actor has found himself in another controversy. A new video of him smacking a fan who attempted to take a selfie with him on the set of his film has gone viral. Many people have taken to social media to criticize the actor for this.
Slap-Kalesh b/w Nana patekar and his fan over that guy wanted to take sfie with Nana without his permission in Varanasi pic.twitter.com/ZBtIRolnUj
— Ghar Ke Kalesh (@gharkekalesh) November 15, 2023
A viral video shows Nana Patekar in a brown blazer and hat, shooting for his next film Journey on a street leading to Varanasi’s Dashashwamedh Ghat. When a boy approaches Nana from behind and begins taking a selfie with him, Nana smacks him on the back of the head as soon as he realizes what the boy is doing. The crew member next to Nana then grabs the boy by the neck and forces him to leave the set.
Nana Patekar gets backlash on social media:
The internet has gone frenzy over this video. Nana Patekar’s new video has spread like wildfire on social media. The netizens are criticising the actor for his erratic behaviour. His reaction to the boy asking for a selfie has been tagged as rude. Fans of the actor are not very happy with his new video. Social media has poured in some epic reactions to this viral video. Check out the Tweets below.
If that random man slapped nana chutiyakar he would have ended up in jail
— t (@aaeizNIQPCjdNiK) November 15, 2023
Thappad to nhi marna chahye tha.. inke baap ki road hai kya jispe shooting ho rhi hai
— Only Stocks ?? (@BalancedBull) November 15, 2023
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— Nishant Trivedi ???? (@nishant_trivedi) November 15, 2023
This is wrong of @nanagpatekar to slap the fan. It is understandable that he got excited and entered into the frame. He should have politely asked him to go away but slapping is rude.
— kamal kumar ?? (@kamalkumarBJD) November 15, 2023
Don’t forget he played ‘Prahaar’ ?. The commando in him snapped. I don’t blame him… the selfie guy just leeched on him suddenly
— Vasant Prabhu (@vasanprb) November 15, 2023
Never rush in front of your idols and try to take a selfie without their permission. You wouldn't like it if someone did that to you, why should they tolerate it?
— Sanjay (@yaaitsmesanjay) November 15, 2023
Utkarsh Sharma, who appeared in Gadar 2, is also a part of Nana Patekar’s film Journey. As the filming began earlier this month in Varanasi, Utkarsh told ANI, “This script has been in the works for a few years, and it has evolved beautifully. The story is not only close to my heart, but it also captures the essence of every Indian.” Nana recently appeared in Vivek Agnihotri’s The Vaccine War as the former director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Tanushree Dutta accused him of sexual harassment again in 2018, this time during the filming of Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss, which sparked the MeToo movement.