Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has been grabbing headlines for his recently released film, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Sardar Ka Grandson. Arjun is one of the star kids and actors who often gets trolled on social media and various other platforms. Now, there are some trolls or bots who even troll celebrities who even put posts supporting or initiating humanitarian work and causes. They are even called out saying that they are just doing publicity stunts. In a recent interview, Arjun Kapoor opened up on criticisms and trolling that celebrities receive for their humanitarian causes.
In an interaction with Hindustan Times, Arjun Kapoor said that these days everyone has opinions and means to vocalize it. “At the end of the day, people have a right to their opinion. Everybody has an opinion about everything. Opinions today are very easy to float because you have a computer or a keyboard in front of you and you can type what you feel. Half the time, people don’t even know what they are typing and they don’t mean what they say. You can’t get upset and react to everything, and I also don’t owe anyone an explanation,” he said.
He strongly stressed the point that he need not reveal what he does and he does not every day and that not every celebrity does it for publicity purposes. He said, “If today, I don’t do something, I don’t owe you an explanation. If I do something, I don’t owe you an explanation. If I do something behind the scenes, I don’t need to come out and tell you what I am doing, and if I am doing something and I want to tell you, that is my business, that I want people to know that I am doing something good. Each celebrity, each individual is unique in what they are experiencing and feeling. You are allowed to take care of yourself before you take care of others. You are allowed to take care of everybody and not bother about yourself. It is very individual.”
Citing how people sometimes deem celebrities as heroes, Arjun Kapoor said that people sometimes forget that they are all humans after all. He said, “Celebrities get bunched up and clubbed into this jhund (flock) of people who are supposed to come together and help the world exactly like superheroes and then they are supposed to be accountable at all times. They have to also take care of themselves. Some people like to take a backseat, some like to step in the foreground because they have the capability. It’s a human thing, it’s not a celebrity thing. Not every human being you know is going out there and doing everything, right? Some are, some are not in a position to, and celebrities are no different. We are humans. I don’t have a take on it beyond this.”
On the work front, Arjun Kapoor has Bhoot Police with Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez. He also has Ek Villain returns with John Abraham, Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani.