Two days after Vivek Oberoi’s preposterous meme featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her little daughter, the anger and rage in the entertainment industry is enormous.
Renuka Shahane who is extremely vocal on social issues soundly condemns Vivek but thinks the National Commission For Women (NCW) has gone too far. “I think it’s quite graceless of him. He has apologised after the backlash. I think the step that NCW has taken is too extreme,” says the actress and adds that the inclusion of Aishwarya's daughter in the meme is unpardonable.
“Vivek needs to learn that it is downright crass to involve Aishwarya’s daughter. Yes, people make all sorts of memes and they are humorous too. It’s good to laugh at oneself but if it involves other people, then it’s best not to endorse or retweet the meme. One can do that in one’s private friends’ circle but not publicly.”
Actress and BJP member Vani Tripathi Tikoo says, “It’s deeply disrespectful to womanhood and to the constitutional electoral process.”
Shatrughan Sinha lashes at Oberoi questioning his right to play the Prime Minister. “Does he know what a great responsibility it is for any actor to play the prime minister of the country? To do so, one needs to exercise immense self-restraint. Where is the dignity in using social media to get cheap publicity? I don’t think an actor who insults the daughter-in-law of Bollywood’s most distinguished film family deserves to play the Prime Minister.”
Veteran actress Asha Parekh is deeply upset by Oberoi’s indiscretion. “It’s shameful. He should at least respect the lady with whom he had a relationship. He is a creep,” says Ashaji....