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Janhvi Kapoor to Mrunal Thakur, celebs call out paparazzi for clicking inappropriate pictures: “No wrong angles”

en Bollywood News Janhvi Kapoor to Mrunal Thakur, celebs call out paparazzi for clicking inappropriate pictures: “No wrong angles”

Bollywood female stars opened about being clicked inappropriately.

Recently a video of Janhvi Kapoor went viral on the internet where the actress was seen requesting the paparazzi to not take wrong angles, “Aap na galat galat angles mat lena.” The very next day pictures of her back were flashed all over the social media. Nora Fatehi has also called out paparazzi for zooming in on her body, the actress eventually became “unfazed” saying she can’t educate every pap on how not to click inappropriate pictures of her or other celebrities.

Janhvi Kapoor to Mrunal Thakur, celebs call out paparazzi for clicking inappropriate pictures: “No wrong angles”

Janhvi Kapoor to Mrunal Thakur, celebs call out paparazzi for clicking inappropriate pictures: “No wrong angles”

The focus is back on paparazzi after Alia Bhatt voiced concerns when certain members of paparazzi intruded her privacy. Celebrities continue to speak up against the paps behaviour while chasing female celebrities for pictures. Janhvi, shares a warm rapport with paps and is gradually starting to feel conscious about the angles she is being clicked in. During a conversation with Indian Express, Janhvi expressed that lately she’s been feeling “not so confident” because of being clicked from “wrong angles”. According to the actress, while not all photographers do this, some are incentivised to click pictures in a certain way for clickbait.

The actress said that even though most of the paps are respectful, some don’t respect the personal space of celebrities. “But some of them have also been incentivised to do these things. Like they’ll take a normal video of you but in the cover photo they’ll use the picture with the wrong angle, the ones that look the most sensational because it is clickbait, especially when it is a woman. That’s when you feel not most comfortable.

I can’t even walk confidently because there is a constant commentary going on in my head that bachke rehna galat angle aa sakta hai (be cautious you are being clicked from wrong angles)’. It’s sad, unfortunate, and I hope better sense prevails. It’s not respectful,” she said.

“There was a phase when I would happily say ‘bye’ without realising why they are asking me to do that. Now I feel how stupid I was. Then there are comments on how I was intentionally trying to show these angles. The judgement around a woman’s clothes, character, sexuality is so sensitive, it’s exhausting. I hope we can come to a place where the media, the paparazzi are more cognizant of these things.” The actress expressed talking about her experience where some paps would ask her to say bye and capture a video or click pictures of her.

Not just Janhvi but Nora Fatehi has also spoke about the same situation, in an interview with News18 Nora said, “I guess they’ve never seen a butt like that before. It is what it is. The media doesn’t just do it to me but to other female actors also. Maybe they don’t zoom into their butt because it’s not exciting, but they zoom into their other body parts unnecessarily. Sometimes, I think that there’s nothing to zoom into, so what are they focusing on?”

Mrunal Thakur in a conversation with iDiva said, “Earlier I was facing this problem, until I had a conversation with the paps. I showed one of them the chat which my mother had shared where she had said ‘kiti pan dhaaklele kapde ghaatle tari pan te loka focus tithech kartat (however you dress up, they focus there only)’, that’s what she said in Marathi. So, I was like should I stop getting clicked, should I change my route when I see you? And they know the car so we can’t even ignore them.”

“But I just told them that I respect your profession and you need to respect me and my identity, my character and who I am because when my relatives and family friends see, it doesn’t leave a good impression, not on me, not on the page it is uploaded on. So, they’ve understood, and I am really happy that there are people who are also talking about it, that they are not comfortable. I don’t know why others don’t talk. Maybe they are okay with that, they can go and pap them that way, not us,” she added.

Veteran paparazzi Yogen Shah who has been in the field for thirty years reacted in the support of celebrities saying, “It is not right. We should know where to draw a line. Just because we have an access to the stars and because they are pally with paps on field, it doesn’t mean we click then disrespectfully.”

“There are many boys who stand for hours together to click celebrities who are almost always late at events and media appearance. While most of them know their limits, some get desperate to click pictures as the celebs don’t give them much time. Then there are some of them on field who have their YouTube channels and social media pages and such pictures make for clickbait content, so they don’t know where to stop.” He further added.

“Stars respect the paps and vice versa. Just a basic understanding of their body language and not clicking their pictures when they seem uncomfortable, for instance while stepping out of their car.” Yogen concluded

Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor on rising costs of entourages; says she is ‘very protective of her team’: “Sab log yahan sirf paiso ke liye kaam nahin kar rahe”


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