Exclusive: Kapil Sharma Solves The Wheelchair Mystery

On Monday Kapil Sharma was spotted at the Mumbai airport on a wheelchair. Here's the real story behind it.

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Exclusive: Kapil Sharma Solves The Wheelchair Mystery
On Monday Kapil Sharma  was spotted at  the Mumbai airport on a wheelchair. Understandably the paparazzi got more excited than usual:  a  star arrives, and that too in a wheelchair. This is  the stuff that  makes news.

Even  more understandably, Kapil  lost his cool  when he saw the photographers swooping down on him. So the headlines  changed from ‘Kapil Spotted  On  A Wheelchair’ to  ‘Kapil On A Wheelchair Hurls Abuses At  the Paparazzi’ when in  fact  there is no abuse, only recrimination at the  violation of  privacy.

I connected with Kapil  after the incident made  headlines, and here  is his exact reply:  “Hello sir. M good, bus gym me thorra back injury ho gyi, it will b fine in few days, thank you for the concern  regards.”

So that’s it. A  back injury suffered in the gym, hence the wheelchair.

This is the Kapil that  I know. Always polite, respectful and honest.  But if you provoke  him he will retaliate , and what is so  unusual about that?  There are so many times one wants  to be  left alone specially when  one is unwell. I remember Mr Bachchan telling  me about the time when  the photographers blocked  the way  when he was being taken to the hospital.

There are  certain situations where  celebrities must not be treated as special but mere mortals,  ill health  being one  of those  situations. Not every entertainer is  as  camera-trained  as  Sara Ali Khan  or Taimur Ali Khan. Sara  can get her way with photographers with a smile and Namaste. Other are caught  on  the  wrong foot. Let’s not forget at the end  of the day they are human beings. 

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