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Hansal Mehta SLAMS celebrity behavior after Nagarjuna fan incident; recalls “massive” star snubbed meeting request for son with Down syndrome: “There was no response from the star”

en Bollywood News Hansal Mehta SLAMS celebrity behavior after Nagarjuna fan incident; recalls “massive” star snubbed meeting request for son with Down syndrome: “There was no response from the star”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and his son Jai Mehta have spoken out on social media regarding a recent incident involving South Indian actor Nagarjuna and a fan at the Mumbai airport. For the unversed, the incident sparked controversy after a video circulated online showing Nagarjuna's bodyguard roughly shoving a fan aside as the actor walked through the airport.

Hansal Mehta SLAMS celebrity behavior after Nagarjuna fan incident; recalls “massive” star snubbed meeting request for son with Down syndrome: “There was no response from the star”

Hansal Mehta SLAMS celebrity behavior after Nagarjuna fan incident; recalls “massive” star snubbed meeting request for son with Down syndrome: “There was no response from the star”

Disappointing Encounter at the Airport

Jai Mehta, Hansal Mehta's son, expressed his disappointment on a social media platform (formerly known as Twitter) stating that the incident was particularly upsetting because it mirrored a personal experience with his brother Pallava, who has Down syndrome.

Unfulfilled Fan Request

Hansal Mehta amplified his son's post, revealing that Pallava, a huge fan of a particular unnamed celebrity, had never been granted a meeting despite repeated requests made through the star's brother and close friends. Mehta expressed his desire to fulfill this wish for his son, especially after Pallava recognized the celebrity in a newspaper following an eye surgery. Unfortunately, their efforts were met with silence, leading Mehta to eventually give up on the request.

Concerns About Accessibility and Sensitivity

Jai Mehta further criticized the behavior of celebrity security personnel, stating the need for better crowd management and a more considerate approach. He stressed that celebrities, politicians, and sports figures should strive for a less self-centered attitude and prioritize interacting with their fans. He highlighted an instance where his brother was disregarded even by "so-called woke people," raising concerns about inclusivity for people with special needs.

Nagarjuna Issues Apology

Following the online outrage, Nagarjuna issued an apology on the same social media platform, acknowledging the incident and expressing regret. He promised to take necessary precautions to ensure such situations don't occur again.

Also Read: Hansal Mehta recalls “Almost” directing Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur: “It was an impractical dream. I told him I have just one request…”


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