Vivek Oberoi tweeted a collage of three pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi, husband Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya. It was a meme that was comparing Aishwarya’s relationship with poll results. On Monday, after tweeting the meme, Vivek said he hasn’t done anything wrong. Talking to media, Vivek said, “People are saying apologise. I have no problem with apologizing, but tell me what wrong have I done. If I have done something wrong, I will apologize. I don’t think I have done anything wrong. What’s wrong in it? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it.”
After the actor posted the meme, a lot of Bollywood celebrities came out in the support of Aishwarya Rai and the actor has been asked by many to apologize. Sonam Kapoor was the first one to call him out over his distasteful tweet followed by Director Madhur Bhandarkar and Urmila Matondkar. The National Commission of Women India has issued a notice to the actor, asking him to apologize after Rekha Sharma the Chairperson of National Commission of Women India tweeted, “This tweet is absolutely Disgusting, distasteful, and degrading women. @NCWIndia will be serving notice to @vivekoberoi.”
— rekha sharma (@sharmarekha) May 20, 2019
Maharashtra State Women’s Commission Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar on Twitter said, “What he has tweeted cannot be considered as ‘creativity.’ The tweet is disrespectful towards women. He is a responsible actor and we didn’t expect this behavior from him. We have taken note of this and will be sending him a notice.”
While there’s a lot of outrage over this matter by Bollywood celebrities, the upcoming movie, the ‘PM Narendra Modi’ star believes he hasn’t done anything wrong and is not ready to apologize. The movie is set to release on 25th May 2019 all over India.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit wrote on his Twitter account, “Dear @vivekoberoi, this is absolutely distasteful on so many levels. How can U call this cheap remark ‘creative’ in any way? Didn’t expect this from an otherwise cultured person like U.” It’s time our celebrities hold responsibility for their actions because their opinions have an effect on the masses. Apologizing and owning your actions will only lead to being a bigger person. Will this controversy affect Vivek Oberoi’s upcoming movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’? Dragging Aishwarya’s daughter and her relationships into poll results was a disgusting move and Vivek Oberoi should accept his mistake and apologize.