Mr Kapoor, known for his politically incorrect style of tweeting, was enraged by what he describes as 'wise cracks' after two separate tweets posted on March 5 - in one, he asked what he and new father Karan Johar had in common (the answer - both have named their sons after their fathers) and in the second, he enquired on which TV channel the Pakistan Super League matches were being broadcast. He spent the next day blocking or tweeting to 'idiots and smart asses' and anyone he considered was trying to be funny.
To the question about him and Karan Johar, Mr Kapoor got reactions like:
@chintskap art of getting away with stupidity since you are celebrities?? Navdeep Singh Chahal (@navdeepthinking) March 5, 2017
@chintskap ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? Manoj Choudhary (@ch_jangu) March 5, 2017
@chintskap both are famous for nothing..? Lingraj Wali -HMP (@iamWali10) March 6, 2017
Rishi Kapoor, whose biography recently hit the shelves, defended his latest rant to Hindustan Times, saying: "You can't follow me and abuse me and you think I will keep quiet." The Agneepath actor added: "They are the ones who are abusing me and taking advantage of my situation. The way I have stopped entertaining them is that I go to them and teach them a lesson and come back. They are nonsensical people. They are the ones who are following me. Only if they are following me, can I go to them and send them a direct message."
Of using direct message instead of responding publicly, Mr Kapoor told Hindustan Times: "Once I was corrected that I should not put this on my timeline. Now I go to them and do this. I will not let anyone try and stomp over me. No one can walk over me."
This is not the first time Rishi Kapoor has been perceived as being less than gentlemanly on social media. After the Oscars, he shamed 70-plus presenter Faye Dunaway in this tweet:
Looked elegant but what about all that Botox all over the face? She was unrecognisable. All Though Warren Beatty is ageing gracefully. https://t.co/aye8U1logs? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 27, 2017
Rishi Kapoor was last seen in the Shakun Batra-directed 2016 film Kapoor And Sons.