Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is often criticized for his provocative posts on Twitter, has landed himself in yet another controversy. A police complaint has been filed against the 64-year-old actor for posting an offensive picture of a child on his Twitter handle, reported a news agency. An NGO, Jai Ho Foundation filed the complaint against Rishi Kapoor at Mumbai’s Cyber Police station of Bandra Kurla Complex. In a statement, Afroz Malik, President of Jai Ho Foundation NGO said, “We would request you to immediately register an FIR against actor Rishi Kapoor under relevant sections of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and IT Act for posting an indecent, nude and vulgar picture of a minor child on his Twitter account @chintskap,” it was reported.
Mr Malik’s statement further read, “Rishi Kapoor has more than 2.6 Million followers on the Twitter account. This means this pornographic image material got circulated to more than 2.6 Million people. There are more than 66 retweets and 476 likes as of now on his this indecent image,”.
Jai Ho Foundation is a Maharashtra based NGO registered under Women and Child Development Department of the state.
On Saturday, Rishi Kapoor posted a video on Twitter in which a little boy is seen spanking a girl and the boy standing next to him is thought to be responsible.
On the work front, Rishi Kapoor was last seen in 2016 movie Kapoor and Sons, co-starring Ratna Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt. Mr Kapoor is currently awaiting the release of Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, co-starring Paresh Rawal, Prem Chopra and Vir Das. The film, directed by Sanjay Chhel, is scheduled for release on September 15.
After Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, Rishi Kapoor will feature in Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out along with Amitabh Bachchan.