“Shame on you”: Internet reacts to Nagarjuna’s viral airport video and demands explanation from Dhanush

Veteran Telugu actor Nagarjuna is in the midst of a controversy after a video of his arrival at the airport recently went viral on the internet. For context, Nagarjuna is seen marching through the crowded airport, followed by Dhanush, surrounded by security personnel. Amidst this commotion, a disabled fan tried to approach the veteran actor but was pushed away rather aggressively by a bodyguard. Although the bodyguard stopped for a split second to help the fan stand up, the video is still hard to stomach. Here's how the internet is reacting.

The Internet is not convinced by Nagarjuna's apology

Nagarjuna comes under fire when his security personnel mistreat a fan

Incidentally, since the video went viral on the internet, Nagarjuna has responded by apologizing and promising to take steps to ensure that such a thing does not happen again. However, much of the internet believes Nagarjuna's apology is a damage control tactic and instead accuses him of remaining silent even when the incident was unfolding right in front of his eyes.

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One X user commented, “You were literally there… you act like you sleepwalked and didn't notice. Go back to the airport and apologize to the fan who was humiliated, not on social media 🤡” Another added, “The normal guy just came for a selfie and got pushed out so bad… We respect you so much but stars are stars because of their fans and now you're apologizing and saying you didn't notice but the incident wasn't so smooth and quiet. It's easy to say I didn't notice!!!” A third X user chimed in, “You're lying. You saw what happened.”

Another user, expressing sympathy for the disrespectful fan, added, “The poor guy was a handicap. If you were sorry, you would have stopped and apologized immediately. This is so bad.” In fact, this video of Nagarjuna also seems to have significantly dented the actor's popularity among his fans. A comment echoing this sentiment read, “I don't understand. All their lives they want recognition. They pay PR people. Do absurd things. And when a common person comes to them, they behave as if he doesn't exist. I had a different impression of Nagarjuna. Very sad to see this side of him.”

While much of the internet is currently up in arms against Nagarjuna, some sympathetic fans are taking note that it was not the actor but his bodyguard who was the actual aggressor in this situation. Some comments expressing this are, “Maybe you should train your security guards on how to deal with your fans and you should meet him personally, take a selfie and apologise to him!” and “This is sad, Nagarjuna is a fine human being. He should hire good staff. This is not an acceptable reaction from the security personnel. We condemn this incident. Nag, could have reacted immediately on the spot.”

The internet wants Dhanush to react

While Nagarjuna is directly in the firing line of the incident, Dhanush does not get a free pass. Although he is not the main focus of the video, most people find it a little hard to believe how the Raayan The actor did not see what was happening despite walking just a few steps behind Nagarjuna. An X-user commented, “And no one will shout out @dhanushkraja? He saw everything.” Another comment read, “You just can't say you didn't notice. Even Mr. @dhanushkraja noticed it then. We all know that actors from south are very humble and down to earth and that's why you treat your fans like a god but if someone treats your fans like this then it's really pathetic. Don't do anything just for the media; show your true colors.” Dhanush has not yet officially responded to the situation.

Who do you think is to blame here?