Janhvi Kapoor Exposes The Unseen Side Of Paparazzi: ‘The Celebrity Ration Card’

Janhvi Kapoor Opens Up on Paparazzi Culture: ‘Celebrity Ration Card’

Mumbai, Maharashtra – In a candid interview with The Lallantop, Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor shed light on the prevalence of the paparazzi culture and its impact on celebrities.

Paid for Paparazzi Presence

Kapoor revealed that celebrities have a “ration card” system with the paparazzi, where their pictures are valued at different prices. “They reach out to you and follow your car if you’re worth it,” she explained. “But when your film isn’t being promoted, they just followed the car because they get paid for every image.”

Celebrities as Commodities

The actress emphasized that paparazzi perceive celebrities as commodities to be exploited. “Every picture of a celebrity has a set price,” Kapoor said. “If your value is high, they’ll follow you; if not, you’ll have to call them.”

Boundary Erosion

Kapoor also expressed concern about the erosion of boundaries between public and private life. “I call them out when they cross the line,” she stated. “Sometimes they’ll follow me when I’m not dressed appropriately or going somewhere personal.”

Ongoing Promotions

“Right now, for the promotion of my film ‘Mr. and Mrs. Mahi,’ they’re called to the airport just to click my pictures,” Kapoor said. “But when the promotion is over, they’ll only follow me if it’s worth their time.”

Upcoming Projects

Kapoor’s latest film, “Mr. and Mrs. Mahi,” co-starring Rajkummar Rao, releases on May 31, 2024. She will also be seen in Karan Johar’s “Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari,” alongside Varun Dhawan.