"That's really inappropriate and very disturbing."
Orhan Awatramani faced flak after pictures emerged of him with several Bollywood actresses.
Also known as ‘Orry’, he is often seen at Bollywood functions and parties.
Orry currently serves as a Special Project Manager at the Reliance Industries Limited Chairperson Office.
The occasion was at Shah Rukh Khan’s 58th birthday bash on November 2, 2023.
Many social media users deemed the pictures inappropriate.
The pictures showed Orhan Awatramani posing with the actresses, with his hands on their chests.
Such actresses included Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt.
However, the posts did not go down well with some fans.
Many questioned whether Orry understood what he was doing while others openly voiced their discomfort.
One user said: “Why would you keep your hands on someone’s chest and get pics clicked??”
Another added: “That’s really inappropriate and very disturbing. Doesn’t he know manners?”
A third said: “I am so uncomfortable with the way he clicked pick with Kareena. Disgusting…”
Another user commented: “Ewww, why is his hand everywhere? #creepydudevibes.”
It was not just female actors Orry seemed to be getting tactile with.
More photos depicted him touching Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan similarly.
When asked about his work life, Orry said:
“I am working on myself. I am going to the gym, I am doing a lot of self-reflection.
“Sometimes I do yoga, I go for a massage, I am working, but I am working on myself.”
“I’ll tell you exactly what I said in my first job interview to my boss: ‘You know, ma’am, growing up I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer.
“What am I today? I’m a singer, a songwriter, a fashion designer, a creative director, a stylist, an executive assistant, a shopper, and sometimes a football player, I don’t know.
“I feel like life is about having dreams. Inflate your dreams, give them wings to fly, and seize every opportunity’.
“I looked her in the eyes and said, ‘I’m the kind of person that if you ask me to paint something for your wall, I’ll paint the entire house’.
“And mic drop.”
Orhan Awatramani added that he does not have many friends in the film industry. It was rumoured that he was dating Janhvi Kapoor.
However, he asserted that he is close to Bhumi Pednekar.
He said: “I wouldn’t really say I’m friends with anyone in the ‘film industry’ – the people I’m friends with are actually my peers.
“We’re the same age; we all went to school and college at similar times.
“There are only a few people who I consider industry friends and who I met only in the industry, like Bhumi Pednekar.
“We didn’t know each other until a couple of years ago, but we’re really good friends now.”