Amid the sudden demise of the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, a video of his last moments at the hospital went viral on the internet. The video captures the dying moments of the actor and violates the actor’s private space on so many levels. The video is suspected to shot by a ward boy at the hospital and it is a straight case of law-breaking public servant misusing his power for self-advancement.
As per the sources close to the Kapoor family, they are looking at taking legal action against the offender. A source informed, “Right now the family is in a different frame of mind. But once there is some respite from the tragedy on hand, they will certainly take action against the ward boy.”
The source also is wondering if the man seeing the critically ill actor on his deathbed in such a high-end hospital is actually a ward boy. The source asked, “Could it be someone simply strolling in casually, maybe another patient’s visitor who saw a golden opportunity of instant fame? Because ward boys are trained to care for the sick not harass them.”
Meanwhile, even filmmaker Hansal Mehta is utterly shocked by this unashamed behaviour of the person who shot such highly sensitive video. Mehta said, “This is what the era of social-media exposure has done to us. It has killed our conscience and turned us into vultures. What this fellow has done is disgusting. He should be prosecuted.”
Singer and Central Minister Baabul Supriyo claim this privacy violation must be punished. He said, “I don’t know if arresting him is a possibility. Mobile phones have contaminated the term privacy for life!! Not only him, all the other ward boys seen in the video, who didn’t stop him from committing that immoral act, should be punished. Hospitals should actually have a zero tolerance policy for such acts and the ward boys may very well be sacked for good. He should be suspended for a month without salary and then transferred to the office of the hospital. He doesn’t deserve to be in the ICU or Medical Ward.”
Rishi Kapoor’s fans and friends strongly support strict judicial action against such barbaric invasion of the private space of a dying person.