Rishi Kapoor's Complicated Twitter Relationship With Pakistani Fans

After Pakistan defeated India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, Rishi Kapoor signed off with a tweet that read, "My any type of tweet shakes the shackles of the Pakistani youth whom I love"

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Rishi Kapoor's Complicated Twitter Relationship With Pakistani Fans

Rishi Kapoor in Mumbai

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Highlights

  1. "They reciprocate to me right or wrong!," read Rishi Kapoor's tweet
  2. Rishi Kapoor's been trolling Pakistan ever since they made into the final
  3. Mr Kapoor had also wrote about allowing Pak players to participate in IPL
Rishi Kapoor signed off Twitter activity on Sunday evening, after India were crushed by Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, with a tweet that read (and we reproduce it here with exclamations and capitals intact): "Ek baat to manna padega! My any type of tweet shakes the shackles of the Pakistani youth whom I love. They reciprocate to me right or wrong! YO!" Mr Kapoor, 64, has a long, complex and often fractious history of engaging with Twitter users from Pakistan. Often, he accuses them of being needlessly hateful and abusive - sometimes, he's accused of raising hackles by posting belligerent and provocative tweets.

For instance, he's been trolling Pakistan ever since they made the final, ousting England:
 
 

Rishi Kapoor is happy to engage with responses like this, to which he replied "this should be the spirit":
 

To tweets like this, Mr Kapoor responds with disdain, often returning insult for insult:
 

This was the actor's last tweet in advance of the match, posted a couple of days before:
 

Despite complaining about being hounded by trolls, Mr Kapoor has repeatedly proved that he has a self-deprecatory sense of humour:
 

And that he's gracious in defeat and doesn't hold a grudge:
 

So, Pakistan, no hard feelings, at least for Rishi Kapoor. He tweets with abandon and often without appearing to pause to consider the consequences. He has applied his unfiltered style both to the Indian Premier League or IPL season some months ago, pleading for Pakistani players to be included in the tournament, and to the death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian accused by Pakistan of spying:
 
 

Mr Kapoor almost never backs away from exchanging recriminations with those who respond to his posts aggressively - neither does he shy away from singling out tweets for praise.

Rishi Kapoor's Twitter is delight. Be like Rishi Kapoor.
 

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