They put 20 cameras on us as if it's their right: Saif on 'come to our bedroom' remark
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan hit headlines recently after he was seen getting annoyed with the paparazzi and asking them to come to his bedroom.
A video recently went viral in which Saif and Kareena Kapoor Khan were seen returning home at 2 am after Malaika Arora's mother's birthday party. As the couple tried to enter their building, a group of photographers surrounded them and started clicking pictures with their flashlights on, and that is when Saif was heard telling them, "Aisa kariye aap humare bedroom mein aa jaaiye".
Post the incident, several reports claimed that the actor was contemplating legal action against the paps. However, Saif has now rubbished the reports but has also put out a strongly-worded message for the media.
Saif Ali Khan issues statement
In his statement, Saif clarified that contrary to reports, the building guard has not been sacked as the incident was not his fault. He also stated that he won't be taking legal action against the paps.
However, he did say, "The fact is that they did barge inside private property through the gate, past the security guard and completely invaded our space and put 20 cameras and lights on us as if it's their right to do that, and this is wrong behaviour and everyone needs to be in limits."
He shared that the family always cooperates with the paps but asked about where does one draw the line. "That is why I made the comment about the bedroom because they had already crossed one line, so how many lines does one have to cross before it's utterly ridiculous," he explained.
He went on to say, "The paps shooting the children, while they are doing extra curricular classes or any class, all this is not required, paparazzi cannot come inside the school, there are lines drawn. And that's all we are saying and the rest of the noise and chatter is because no one knows what the truth is and everyone wants to sell something but this is the truth."
Celebs vs paparazzi
The raging debate of drawing boundaries between public figures and the paparazzi has been the talk of the town of late.
It all started after Alia Bhatt slammed a publication for snooping inside her house. She had complained that two photographers, stationed in the terrace of the building opposite to hers, zoomed in their cameras inside her living room and captured her while she was just chilling inside the privacy of her own house.
Later, Janhvi Kapoor too criticised the paparazzi and stated that they have been forcing their camera lenses inside her gym and clicking her through the glass and windows even after repeatedly requesting them not to do so.
Anushka Sharma too had earlier called out the media for sharing pictures of her daughter Vamika Kohli even though she had categorically asked them not to do so.