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Shraddha Kapoor to be blacked out by the media?

Shraddha Kapoor, who has invited the ire of the papparazzi is hoping to clear the ‘misunderstanding’, says dad Shakti Kapoor

It is not easy to be a paparazzo’s delight. Downcast eyes, hair on the face or just a lack of a smile, can turn the trailing lensmen away from the prettiest of faces.

Since the last few weeks, there have been murmurs of displeasure about Bollywood’s rising star Shraddha Kapoor among the shutterbugs. Seems that two consecutive hits (Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain ) have made the actress camera shy.

Unlike her ever obliging co-star Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha has been turning her face away from the photographers too many times and has finally invited a ban from the camera-wielding community. It started when she refused to look up on her way out of the airport and then kept the lensmen hanging around on the sets of a reality TV show where she was making an appearance. An assistant informed the gathered photographers that they will have to wait until the shoot is over, which meant waiting for a couple of hours. The stance continued as she had refused to pose for them at two other events as well.

The ‘No Sharaddha’ stand could not have come at a worse time for the actress who is busy with the post-release promotions of ‘Ek Villian’, including a concert today, plus brand endorsement appearances and the music launch of her upcoming film ‘Haider’ on July 8. Unless the photographers are appeased, she will be blacked out in the media.

Buzz is, her publicists are planning to meet with the photographers and sort out the issue.

When contacted, Shakti Kapoor covered up for his daughter, saying, “There must be a misunderstanding. My daughter is a sweet girl who never intentionally offends anybody. But yes, actors need to cooperate with the media.” Back in the ’70s Amitabh Bachchan, then at the peak of his career had faced similar ban from the entire press.

This meant no interviews, no pictures or no news printed in the media, during that ten to fifteen year period. Even though some of his biggest hits, including Deewar, Sharabi, Muquaddar ka Sikander, Lawaaris, released during that period. Big B sorted it out and Shraddha seems to be going the same way.


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