We say it everytime and we say it again, a balance needs to be struck between the public interest in a story, and the right of the individual to privacy.
Few days back, Rishi Kapoor took to twitter to say that he is leaving for the US to seek some medical treatment and that no unnecessary speculations should be made.
” Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus” of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon.”
Two days after this tweet, Rishi Kapoor’s mother Krishna Raj Kapoor died.
Rishi Kapoor’s health condition came under the spotlight mainly after he failed to attend his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor’s funeral.
Contrary to the request made by the man himself, rumours started doing rounds that he is suffering from 3rd stage cancer.
Well, Randhir Kapoor (who is Rishi Kapoor’s brother and Kareena Kapoor’s father) reacted to this news:
“We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment. Rishi himself doesn’t know what he’s suffering from. He has not even started undergoing tests there; how can people speculate that he has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to advanced stage. Let him undergo tests peacefully; whatever the results, we will let everyone know. He only reached America two-three days ago and so far, he was being prepared for the tests that he has to undergo. Depending on what the results are, his line of treatment, medication and other modalities will be decided upon. It’s not fair to speculate things just like that, “
This now should put an end to all speculations.
Honestly, just because someone is a public person doesn’t give you the right to write absolutely anything about them. Try not to hurt someone’s sentiments, especially on such a sensitive matter. #BeHumanFirst
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