The former actress Payal Rohatgi, when not busy in her acting projects, any more is vocal on social media. She makes videos and often tweets controversial content with reference to PM Modi and Muslims. A Twitter user recently posted a video of the actress with a reporter discussing the payment per tweet with her. The actress can be seen asking for Rs. 5 lakh in cheque and 25 lakh in cash to avoid the tax. Her fiancé Sangram Singh could also be seen in the video. According to this Twitter user, the BJP employs unemployed actors to work for it and post hate speech on the social media.
Modi bootlicker @Payal_Rohatgi was caught in a sting operation where she agrees to post pro-BJP and anti-Muslim tweets. She asks for Rs.25 lakhs in cash and Rs. 5 lakhs in cheque. This is how BJP uses unemployed 'celebrities' to promote their hate agenda.pic.twitter.com/HS3VmuKWWV— Rofl Republic (@i_theindian) 13 October 2019
Soon after the tweet, many people had their views to share on social media.
According to one user, this was common in all parties justifying Payal Rohatgi's act.
‘what do u think congress does not do all that ?? even local party uses that?? it is nothing to ber surprised of’
Another Twitter user also accused some other big names in the industry of the same.
‘Payal Rohtagi demanding 30 lacs!!! Can't even imagine the fee charged by @akshaykumar @AnupamPKher @karanjohar @SirPareshRawal and others.’
Charging for ‘patriotism’ sounded weird to some.
‘Oh she charges for 'desh bhakti'! No wonder she ensures her income remains steady’
One user saw the situation in the light of sarcasm and comic relief.
‘But it could be her way of proving that as a responsible citizen she was helping the economy,by way of 'commercial motion' of hard & liquid cash & so what if it seems dubious! Aakhir desh ki economy Ka sawal hai!’
Payal Rohatgi started her career with Miss India pageant in the same year as Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, and Dia Mirza. She won the title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World. Modeling and acting was natural progression. She modeled for many popular brands like Amul, Nirma, Nescafe, and many others. Payal Rohatgi made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Yeh Kya Hi Raha Hai’ in 2002. She also worked in some films later but her film career did not live long. She was also a contestant in Big Boss 2008.