A shocking visual hit the social media on Monday evening, in which actor Sivakumar, known for preaching moral values to others, was seen knocking a phone off a fan’s hand.
The youth was attempting to take a selfie with him at the inaugural event of a fertility centre. The actor’s behaviour has received a lot of flak on social media.
Meanwhile, he has clarified his stand through a statement, in which he said, “Taking selfies is something that involves the own interests as it might be something to relish with memories across your vacations and celebratory moments. I have no allegations or claims to make upon one’s personal interests. But when it comes to treating a socialite or a celebrity, it shouldn’t be the same there, where they deserve their privacies and respect too. It happened that from the moment I stepped out of the car and walked into the venue that was occupied with 200-300 people, I felt little disappointed to see around 20-25 people clicking selfies by pushing the volunteers and guards who accompanied me there.
What I personally feel is that it is a courtesy to ask any celebrity or any person before they start clicking photos with them. A celebrity cannot be treated or taken for granted as a public property . I am someone, who has never hesitated to take photos at airport and any gatherings with hundreds and thousands of people.
I am not claiming myself as Buddha or a saint, but an ordinary person like you and am leading a life that I love.
Moreover, I am not requesting anyone to accept me as their leader or inspiring hero. Everyone is a hero in their own lives with their own ideologies, but at the same time, we should think at least for a while on how some of our deeds might affect others.”