Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is Virat Kohli’s Hooliganism Justified?

Indian cricket batting sensation Virat Kohli seems to have developed starry tantrums. A glimpse of hooliganism was recently visible when he displayed his ugly side by losing his cool and hurled expletive abusive at a journalist for writing about his alleged love affair with actress Anushka Sharma.

Interestingly later he realized it was a case of mistaken identity and apologized to the journalist on whom he lashed out. However the journalist in question, Jasvinder Sidhu declined to accept his apology claiming that Kohli did not apologize to him directly, instead he conveyed his regret through another journalist to Sidhu.


Angry at Kohli’s misconduct and hooliganism Jasvinder Sidhu lamented, "How can he abuse and threaten someone?”

However Kohli is not the first celebrity to abuse journalists over reports of alleged relationship with girlfriends. Media has been facing the butt ever since the 70’s when yesteryear action hero Dharmendra lost his cool over his repeated romance with Hema Malini being splashed in glossies and smashed a journalist black and blue in public!

Salman Khan is quite famous as the bad boy when it comes to his temperament. Readers may remember how he had cornered a journalist with choicest expletives, when a journalist had provoked his ego after he questioned Salma Khan over his reaction about his ex-girl friend Katrina Kaif’s picture in bikini with Ranbir Kapoor leaked out!

Similarly these days Ranbir Kapoor is quite peeved at the paparazzi, who keep a hawk eye on him and his girl friend Katrina Kaif. Last year Ranbir had even smashed the camera of a TV crew who were secretly trying to capture Ranbir and Katrina in their camera.

The big question is that when it comes to promote their films or highlight their personnel glorification, these celebrates cleverly exploit the media for their self gain but when the media tries to expose their personal relationship, they counter attack. How much is this justified?