Open Letter To Ranbir Kapoor & Ayan Mukerjee
Dear Ranbir & Ayan
I address this letter to you two jointly, as the matter concerns both of you. I believe on Thursday night both of you were out to have a gala time at a suburban restaurant in Mumbai.
Which is a good thing. After all, hard-working boys like you two must find the time to chill.
I understand your need to whoop it up away from prying eyes. What I don’t understand is your compulsions to bully a photographer who took your pictures while you left the eatery.
Apparently you took away the poor journalist’s camera and drove away into the night. I can just imagine the two of you doing a high-five and chuckling at your priceless prank as you drove away.
Yup, you taught the bloke a lesson.
He, poor fellow, must have been defecating bricks on that crowded road as he must have stood stunned by your…errm, prank. Let me explain , guys. That camera is that journalist’s livelihood. It’s bread , and no butter applicable. You wouldn’t understand, pampered rich filmy kids that you are, ha ha. But that poor journalist’s entire life must have flashed by in the camera of his eyes, as you two(naughty naughty!) drove away with his most precious camera.
What was the guy doing? Taking your pictures? And why must he be punished for doing his job? Do you know the pressures that photo-journalists on television channels work under? They’re told to deliver scoopy snaps, sensational pics, sting-type visuals .And if they don’t they are threatened they’d be fired.
It’s like, do or die. But I don’t expect you two to understand. Intoxicated as you must have been on more levels than one, what with your collaborative classic Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani breaking records. But think about what your behaviour must have done to that photo-journalist’s morale.
One question bothers me. Why were the two of you so outraged to be clicked together? It’s not as if Katrina was with you!
Subhash K Jha