Actress Kriti Sanon expressed that she was angry when she watched the videos of the funeral of late legendary actor Dilip Kumar covered by the paparazzi. She called the coverage as ‘insensitive’ as they were ‘talking so badly and laughing’ and ‘shouting’ at each other.
Kriti Sanon had asked the paparazzi and the media to not cover celebrity funerals following the demise of Dilip Kumar. She wrote a note on her Instagram story making a ‘humble request’.
Talking to a leading daily, Kriti told, “I was angry when I saw those videos. It was horrible. Firstly, I don’t think there’s any need to cover funerals. That is a very personal thing. If tomorrow, you’re going through a loss, your family would not want it to flash everywhere. And why do people want to see that part of it, let it be private. And secondly, even if you are covering, why are you talking behind the camera, mute it. They were talking so badly, laughing about not getting the angle, shouting each other to get aside. It was really bad to see that. It is very insensitive”.
“I know that there’s demand for information constantly. But that doesn’t mean that we leave our sensitivity and our human side and just do anything and everything. So it made me very angry at that time, it was an impulsive post and I do stick by it. I don’t have any idea if any change will happen or has happened because of that or not. I just felt like voicing it and that’s what I did”, she added.
Sharing the ‘humble request’ on her Instagram handle, Kriti wrote, “Is it necessary for media and paparazzi to cover someone’s funeral? A funeral is a very personal affair and media should let people mourn in peace without a camera flashing in their faces! It’s disturbing to see videos of such a sensitive event with photographers talking casually in the background. I urge the media to please not cover funerals and give the family and closed ones their privacy. Would you like such a personal loss being flashed all over? Lets change things a bit.. Lets put humanity before profession!”.