A video of veteran actor Nana Patekar is going viral on social media, where he can be seen slapping a man. Nana Patekar is currently in Varanasi shooting for his upcoming film, which is being directed by Anil Sharma, who recently delivered the blockbuster Gadar 2.
In the viral video, Nana Patekar can be seen wearing a brown blazer and a hat when a young man approached him with a phone in his hand to click a selfie with the actor. However, the actor smacked the man on the head.
Why did Nana Patekar slap a youth?
After facing a lot of backlash for the video, director Anil Sharma clarified that Nana Patekar has not hit anyone, other than a scene from his film. Sharma added, “We were filming it on the road in the middle of Banaras, where a boy who comes near Nana has to be hit on the head. Shooting was going on, and Nana also hit him.”
“But the crowd gathered there recorded it on their mobile cameras and then leaked the shot of the film. Now, Nana is being projected as a negative and rude actor on social media, which is completely wrong. Through Aaj Tak, I would request that the fans understand the truth of this video. This is a shot from the film. Nana has not hit anyone,” Sharma told Aaj Tak.
Nana Patekar Reacted to the Viral Video
Nana Patekar posted a clarification video on Twitter (X) in which he stated that a video was going viral in which he slapped a boy unknowingly and that he was part of the film rehearsal. Nana Patekar said he wanted to apologize to the boy, but he ran away.
Nana Patekar captioned the video, “The video that is circulating on social media has been misinterpreted by many. What actually happened was a misunderstanding during the rehearsal of a shot from my upcoming film ‘Journey’.”
The video which is circulating on social media has been misinterpreted by many. What actually happened was a misunderstanding during the rehearsal of a shot from my upcoming film 'Journey'. pic.twitter.com/UwNClACGVG— Nana Patekar (@nanagpatekar) November 15, 2023
On the work front, Nana Patekar was last seen in Vivek Agnihotri’s “The Vaccine War”. The movie did not perform that well at the box office. Also, there were rumors that Nana Patekar would be seen in the movie Welcome 3, but he debunked all the rumors by saying, “I am not a part of it; maybe they think hum bahut puraane ho gaye hai.”