I see Taimur’s photo in newspapers everyday: Randhir Kapoor feels paparazzi has robbed celeb kids off their childhood
Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor said due to the prevalent paparazzi culture he wakes up to see pictures of his one-year-old grandson Taimur Ali Khan in newspapers everyday. Taimur, son of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, has become a paparazzi staple.
Asked if normalcy has been robbed off the childhood of celebrity kids due to media attention, Randhir said, “Certainly, it has been robbed. Everyday, I get up in the morning and I see a picture of my grandson in newspapers. Now everyone recognises his maid also! That’s because of the paparazzi.”
The senior actor, along with brothers Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, was speaking at a panel discussion last night during ‘Raj Kapoor Awards for Excellence in Entertainment’. “The media has created this. Now you have the ‘airport look’ and ‘gym look’ also,” Randhir said.
To this, Rishi quipped, “There is a ‘chautha look’ too. You go to a funereal and everyone is like ‘look at his shade, the glasses’.” When the moderator joked that he had not seen any of them in gym looks, Rajiv Kapoor said, “If we do that, the gym will stop functioning.”
At the event, veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who directed Sholay, was conferred the first …read more