Adoring fans may have created a misconceived notion in the minds of some that Bollywood celebs are above the common man. How else would you interpret the news that went viral just a day ago about actress Renuka Shahane getting caught in the Mumbai deluge and having to wade through knee-high waters? The news had rightly left a chunk of the Twitterati wondering why it was such a big deal that a celebrity suffered the same hardships as common man did, with the news needing a special mention.
But even as the fire on that topic is to die down, Rishi Kapoor (Chintu), who’s known for his sometimes witty and mostly controversial tweets, took to his Twitter page to lambast a restaurant in New York, which he’d visited with his wife for his birthday.
Posting what appears to be a picture of the restaurant’s façade, the Bobby actor wrote, “Birthday dinner with Neetu at ‘Daniel’”, Bouluds flagship restaurant at 65th between Park and Mad.. Disappointed. Highly over rated,over priced [sic] and arrogant. Not recommended at all. One kick up their ass and this is a foodie saying so.”
Wonder what got the actor to come back ranting on Twitter about the restaurant’s ‘arrogance’. Ironically, Rishi Kapoor’s tweet, worded as it is, certainly reeks of arrogance.
Sense of entitlement
Clearly, however much Bollywood celebrities pretend as desirous of being treated as ordinary folks, at the end of the day, at least some of them seem to want special treatment. And most often, they do too, without asking. For instance, when singer Lata Mangeshkar enters any restaurant, all the patrons rise to greet her.