Days after actor Suriya’s father Sivakumar created ruckus online among netizens for smacking away the phone of a fan as he tried to take a selfie, the veteran actor has now won netizens hearts by gifting a new phone to the youth of Rs 21,000. The youth identified as Rahul has come forward thanking the actor and putting an end to the ensuing controversy.
Suriya Father Sivakumar Gifts Phone To Fan
Earlier, Sivakumar justified his act of smacking away the fans’ phone saying, ” Taking a selfie is one’s freedom and you have every right to do it with your family. I do not have a say in it. However, it is a hindrance in a public space where over 200 to 300 people are gathered. Ever since I stepped out of my car, some 25 youngsters pushed the volunteers and security guards to take selfies. How is it fair?”
“I am someone who has never hesitated to take photos at an airport or any gathering with hundreds and thousands of people. People should have the basic courtesy to ask any person before clicking pictures with them. A celebrity cannot be taken for granted or considered as a public property,” he added.
“Over enthusiastic fans would act in such a way and celebrities should bear all of it. Since most of the people feel that I have committed a mistake, I am willing to apologise, I am sorry.” he concluded in his video.