Mumbai, June 23: Sachin Kalbag, the resident editor of the Hindu in Mumbai, on Wednesday (June 22) took on an Indian actor over an act of low taste which the latter had committed a decade ago.
In a series of tweets, Kalbag said a decade ago, an independent, national award-winning woman critic had gone to interview the actor who is currently in news. Since the critic had strongly criticised some films in which the actor had played the lead role, the latter had a grudge and might have thought that his time had come in that interview.
(Addendum) The said film reporter and critic, rightly, walked off. Her editor supported her decision.— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(6/6) That was the actor's "revenge" on a female film critic and reporter who had the "audacity" to not like his movies.— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(5/n) Finally, he emerged. He told her, "Wait, I have to pee." He then went to a tree 5 ft away, unzipped his and peed in front of her...— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(4/n) So first he made her wait for several hours in the hot sun and then asked her to sit on a set prop (a 'khatiya'). She sat. Waited...— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(3/n) But since a new movie was releasing, he had to give interviews. Unfortunately, it was with this critic. He had to avenge, though...— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(2/n) The film critic had panned a few films in which the said actor had a lead role or was one of the male leads. He held a grudge...— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
(1/n) More than a decade ago, an independent, national award-winning film critic had gone to interview a famous actor now in the news...— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) June 22, 2016
The actor, as Kalbag said, made the journalist stand in the sun for several hours and then sit in a 'khatiya'. And it didn't end there. The actor finally emerged and told her that he needed to respond to the nature's call and relieved himself just a few feet away from the journalist.
The latter walked off and her editor had supported her decision, said Kalbag.
Was that actor Salman Khan, the actor who finds his name mired in constroversy more often than not? Recently, Khan invited wrath, even from his colleagues, for comparing his physically exhausted body in the wake of gruelling shooting for a film related to wrestling, with that of a raped woman who "couldn't walk straight". [A gangrape survivor's open letter to Salman Khan over his remark]