Mumbai: Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal is not the only one who believes that the recent devastating floods in Kerala were a result of people of the state ‘openly slaughtering cows’.
There’s a Bollywood celebrity, who backs the same view.
We are talking about Payal Rohatgi, known for ‘36 China Town’ and ‘Bigg Boss’, and many other ventures.
As the state is recovering from the floods, the actress in her tweet few days ago, started by saying that cow slaughter was not banned in Kerala and sent a message to the people of the state that it was not good to hurt the sentiments of Hindus. She also added if you openly do that, even God openly does it, referring to the floods.
#cowslaughter is NOT banned in #kerala. Dear Kerala people and politicians of Kerala, not good to hurt the sentiments of #Hindus. If u openly do that, sorry to sound but God also openly does it.. God is one ☝️ but u can’t hurt religious faith like this🙏 pic.twitter.com/eqBwM7F15G— PAAYAL ROHATGI & TEAM (@Payal_Rohatgi) August 27, 2018
Twitteratti didn’t spare the actress for her views and mercilessly trolled her.
Most pointed out her lack of logic in the statement, and slammed her for unnecessarily blaming religion for what was nature’s fury.
लॉजिक हम शर्मिंदा हैं,— औघड़ बाबा अरबन नक्सल (@BBC_WorId) August 28, 2018
तेरे क़ातिल ज़िंदा है ! 😂
Uper ka maala hil gaya hai? Get well soon.. May almighty bless u..— Naseem Khan (@mdnaseemk) August 29, 2018
You should try a hand at acting. But that requires a certain intelligence. Looking at your views I think you lack it.— Antony M Thoppil (@AntonyMThoppil) August 28, 2018
What the people of Utrakhand done When Nature hits them— unsarcastic Bro (@ek1Hindustanii) August 29, 2018
Please . Don’t bring religion into this .— Mic. Jackson (@Eppudenti) August 28, 2018
What has happened to #Kerala has nothing to do with Religion .
And many felt she was doing so to be in the good books of the ruling party, BJP, who they joked would give her a ticket to contest elections and even maker her PM.
If you want to get in good books of BJP or Modi ji, JUST SAY IT!! They need many lunatics like you, who have nothing better to do with there fish lips but spit SHIT, @BJP4India might even give you ticket as well, if you keep doing this!!— Imran (@ImranKh59796848) August 29, 2018
No, you just have to scream "hindus are in danger" all the time, spread rumors and superstition. Forget about movies, you might be our next PM, too.— IamSaahil (@AAP_ka_Saathi) August 28, 2018
Some took on her acting career, which includes multiple B and C-grade films.
How about your roles in C grade movies, then you saw only money. Don't worry BJP may accommodate you now 😂😂😂😂— Tolerant Indian (@imfainaz) August 29, 2018
You need talent for doing such roles but acting is not your cup of tea, period. In India, hate mongering is the easiest way to be in the limelight & earn your livelihood. Atleast, you're damn good at something.— Sane Voice (@Bicky_744) August 29, 2018
But when someone called her a flop actress, Payal lost her cool and said sarcastically said she needs to do masturbation scenes, referring to Swara Bhasker’s ‘Veere Di Wedding’ moment, and also her and Sonam Kapoor holding placards during the outrage over Unnao and Kathua cases, to be successful. She took a dig seemingly at Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber too that she needs to get a husband who shoots porn.
Paayal Rohatagi last Movie was "हल्फा मचा के गइल" (bhojpuri), first time i heard about her she is flop human from indian cinema like vivek agnihotri she trying to gain few publicity for her next flop movie.— Urban Naxal Bal Narendra (@hunt_bhai) August 27, 2018
Indeed she struggle to give atleast one hit Movie in her whole career 😂
Let me be #flop so what. I cant have my views 🤔 oh sorry I need to do masturbation scenes and hold placards of #RapeinDevistan campaign to be #successful OR maybe have a husband who shoots porn. IDIOTS. NO maybe be a part of #castingcouch or better change my parents 😂— PAAYAL ROHATGI & TEAM (@Payal_Rohatgi) August 28, 2018
Swara replied to her comment and kept calm while wishing her ‘Get Well Soon’ a la ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ and asked her ‘sister’ to be safe.
Hi Payal! I hope you are well too :) :) :) Stay happy sister! ❣️ https://t.co/b5qui9Bx9G— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 29, 2018
Payal actually replied to the tweet, by acknowledging the ‘concern’ and wishing the happiness back, hoping trolls enjoy the ‘sister love’ too and not just the hate.
We wonder if it’s a gimmick in the age of ‘any publicity is good’ or Payal actually needs to get well soon....