Recently, a shocking video involving the famous Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has gone viral on social media. In the video, Nana Patekar appears to slap a fan who was attempting to take a selfie with him. This short clip quickly became a hot topic online, and Nana Patekar faced severe criticism. However, the director of the film Nana Patekar was working on, Anil Sharma, came forward to defend the actor and denied allegations of Nana Patekar slapping the fan. So, what’s the truth behind this video? Let’s delve into it!
Nana Patekar’s video slapping a fan spreads on social media
On November 15, a brief 10-second video featuring the renowned Bollywood actor Nana Patekar unexpectedly surfaced on social media, grabbing immediate attention. The video was shot in Varanasi, where Nana Patekar was present for filming a new project.
In the video, Nana Patekar stands in a well-dressed manner amidst a crowded street. Suddenly, a young man rushes close, signaling his desire to take a selfie with the actor. As the person raises the phone and prepares to click, Nana Patekar abruptly turns around, delivering a forceful slap to the man’s head, causing him to step back. Shortly after, another man, seemingly a member of the film crew, rushes in, grabs the young man by the collar, and pulls him away from Nana Patekar.
This short yet shocking video rapidly circulated across social media platforms. Thousands of shares accompanied by outraged comments condemned Nana Patekar’s action. Many criticized the actor for displaying extreme rudeness and aggression towards the fan, demanding an explanation and apology for this condemnable behavior. Within a few hours of spreading, the video caused a furious uproar on social media targeting Nana Patekar.
Director Anil Sharma denies Nana Patekar slapping the fan
As the wave of outrage and criticism surged on social media, Anil Sharma, the director collaborating with Nana Patekar on a new film project, stepped up to deny allegations of the actor slapping a fan.
According to Anil Sharma’s explanation, the scene depicted in the controversial video was merely a segment from the movie’s script. Nana Patekar did not actually slap any fan.
Specifically, he clarified that the scene took place right on the streets of Varanasi, where the crew was filming scenes for the movie. As per the script, a boy (an actor, not an actual fan) was supposed to run close to Nana Patekar and receive a staged slap from the actor.
However, while filming that scene, curious bystanders filmed the incident, mistakenly assuming it was Nana Patekar’s genuine action towards a fan, and shared it online, leading to this regrettable misunderstanding.
Therefore, according to director Anil Sharma, the entire incident was a misunderstanding, and Nana Patekar did not actually slap any genuine fan.
Nana Patekar clarifies his stance
Amidst the widespread outrage and intense criticism flooding social media platforms, Nana Patekar decided to address and clarify this unfortunate incident.
The actor posted an extended video on his personal page, candidly admitting that the scene was part of the movie’s script in which the entire film crew had rehearsed previously.
However, when preparing to shoot the scene, an unrelated boy unexpectedly appeared. Mistaking the boy for a cast member, Nana Patekar continued with the script and slapped the boy.
Only later, after the boy had run away, did Nana Patekar realize that he wasn’t part of the film’s crew. The actor expressed remorse and asserted that this was entirely a regrettable incident stemming from his mistaken identity. He promised a sincere apology if given the chance to meet the boy again.
Therefore, through the video, Nana Patekar refuted intentionally slapping a fan and explained in detail the circumstances leading to this regrettable misunderstanding. It is hoped that the public will empathize and forgive the actor’s mistaken identity.