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You can’t stop technology, says Rishi Kapoor


Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is not a fan of piracy and people watching “cinema free of charge”. But he believes that it is difficult to stop technology. Rishi, the chief guest at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2016, shared his views on piracy here on Thursday (August 11), read a statement.

“Thankfully, Torrent is no more I believe. It has been banned. Now you cannot get cinema free of charge. You cannot download it… But you cannot stop tech,” he said.

“In the 1970s or the 1980s, we had the VHS. You couldn’t stop it. That’s why actors know our films were popular in Pakistan. Films used to release in Pakistan the day they released in India. But that’s technology and you cannot do anything about it,” he added. This year, movies like Udta Punjab and Great Grand Masti got leaked online before their official release.

From the time he joined Twitter, Rishi Kapoor has been all over the place. He is known for his wit and humour on the platform and enjoys a huge following of over 1 million. People love him for his comical tweets but there is a fine line between being funny and downright offensive which many think Rishi Kapoor just crossed with this tweet on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Rishi Kapoor tweeted a meme which was apparently shared with him by Abhishek Bachchan.

The meme had a picture of Hillary Clinton coughing against the mike and the text read, “Monika, is this right?” which reads like a joke gone terribly wrong. In case you didn’t understand, he is probably referring to Monika Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom Hillary Clinton’s husband and former president Bill Clinton had an affair.

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