Recently, Nana Patekar made news when an inappropriately viral video of him became viral. The actor was accused of slapping a fan while filming “Journey,” his upcoming movie, in Varanasi. The actor was alleged to have slapped a fan after the fan attempted to take a selfie. Anil Sharma, the director, has previously denied the reports. Nana Patekar has now responded to the viral video and broke his silence on him slapping the guy who tried to take the selfie. He clarified everything in the video which was shared on his Instagram account.
Nana Patekar breaks silence on viral video
Anil Sharma had previously informed Aaj Tak that there is no truth to the viral video that purports to show actor Nana Patekar slapping a boy for attempting to snap a photo with him. The director claimed that it was a part of a future project.
Now, Nana Patekar shared a new video on his Instagram account. He said in the video in Hindi, “A video of me hitting a boy is going viral. Although this sequence is in our film, we only had one practice. We were supposed to have another rehearsal. The director instructed me to begin. We were ready to start when the boy from the video arrived. I had no idea who he was. I mistook him for one of our crew members and slapped him as shown in the scene before telling him to leave. Later, I discovered that he was not a member of the crew. So I was about to call him back, but he got away. Perhaps his friend took the video. I’ve never turned down a photo shoot. This is not something I do…This happened by chance…Please pardon me if there was any confusion…I will never do something like this again.”
What was seen in the viral video
A video of Nana Patekar went viral on the internet on November 15. In the same video, Patekar is seen shoving a fan who attempted to take a selfie with him in the head. The 10-second viral video was recorded in Varanasi, close to Dashashwamedh Ghat, where he is now filming his next movie.